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Member Advisory Issued 26 March 2020

URGENT ADVISORY - CORONAVIRUS DISEASE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN - MAINTENANCE OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) takes note of the amendments of regulations within the Disaster Management Act, 2002 in terms of section 27(2) stipulated in the Government Gazette on the 25th of March 2020, and therefore acknowledge the concerns raised by members who have existing traffic accommodation on public roads in line with respective project and legal requirements.

SAFCEC has received various questions and concerns from members, regarding the maintenance of Traffic Accommodation on public roads during the lockdown period enforced by government to commence on midnight 26 March 2020 until 16 April 2020.

SAFCEC therefore highlights the following to members from the published Government Gazette on the 25th of March 2020:

Important contents include:

'lockdown' means the restriction of movement of persons during the period for which this regulation is in force and effect namely from 23H59 on Thursday, 26 March 2020, until 23H59 on Thursday 16 April 2020, and during which time the movement of persons is restricted.

'institution' means any public or private institution that is engaged in the supply or distribution of an essential good or service.

'head of an institution' means the accounting officer of a public institution and the chief executive officer or the equivalent of a chief executive officer of a private institution.

'essential services' means the services as defined in section 213 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995), and designated in terms of section 71(8) of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 (and which designation remains valid as at the date of publication of this regulation), and as listed in paragraph B of Annexure B,

as may be amended from time to time.

"CHAPTER 2

Restriction on the movement of persons and goods

11 B. (1)(a) For the period of lockdown-

(i) every person is confined to his or her place of residence, unless strictly for the purpose of performing an essential service, obtaining an essential good or service, collecting a social grant, or seeking emergency, life- saving, or chronic medical attention;

(iv) movement between the metropolitan and district areas, is prohibited.

(b) All businesses and other entities shall cease operations during the lockdown, save for any business or entity involved in the manufacturing, supply, or provision of an essential good or service

(2) The head of an institution must determine essential services to be performed by his or her institution, and must determine the essential staff who will perform those services: Provided that the head of an institution may delegate this function, as may be required in line with the complexity and size of the business operation.

(3) Persons performing essential services as determined in sub regulation (2), must be duly designated in writing by the head of an institution, on a form that corresponds substantially with Form 1 in Annexure C.

Within Annexure B – Categorisation of Essential Goods and Services During Lockdown Regulation 11A, Section B. SERVICES, point 18

18. Police, peace officers, traffic officers, military medical personnel and soldiers, correctional

services officials and traffic management services;

Conclusion

It is interpreted that traffic accommodation can be identified as an essential service listed in Annexure B – Categorisation of Essential Goods and Services During Lockdown Regulation 11A, Section B. SERVICES, point 18.

Companies should therefore determine the essential staff who will perform those services and request the annexure C form that has been completed from their respective clients (institutions) to permit the identified staff to perform the traffic accommodation and the maintenance thereof during the lockdown period.

It is furthermore recommended to attach the letters issued by the clients such as SANRAL and N4TRAC where traffic accommodation has been determined an essential service.


SAFCEC Contact Details

SAFCEC SHERQ Advisory Services | Kobus Van Wyngaardt | National Advisor: SHERQ | kobus@safcec.org.za

cc: SAFCEC Chief Executive Officer | Webster Mfebe | webster@safcec.org.za

 

SAFCEC Member COVID-19 Advisories

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SAFCEC Member communication and advisories issued regarding the Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 global pandemic
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Advisory- Lockdown - Maintenance Traffic Mngmnt PDF (55.18 KB)  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
Member Advisory COVID-19 Lockdown dd 2020-03-24 PDF (125.26 KB) Administration 2020/03/26
Member Advisory COVID-19 dd 2020-03-19 PDF (365.06 KB) Administration 2020/03/26

SAFCEC Member COVID-19 Resources

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Transnet Cautionary Notice-Potential Force Majeur PDF (1.57 MB)  more ] Administration 2020/03/27
PPGI QA - Lockdown for Business 26.03 PDF (77 KB)  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
Lockdown Implications for Transport 25-03-2020 Link  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
Regulations issued Disaster Management Act 25.03 PDF (655.09 KB)  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
UIF Easy-Aid Guide for Employers PDF (503 KB)  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
SANRAL Lockdown Measures FMS 24.03 PDF (102.68 KB)  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
Pres Cyril Ramaphosa Escalation Measures COVID-19 Link  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
Pres Cyril Ramaphosa Measures to combat COVID-19 Link  more ] Administration 2020/03/26
National Institute for Communicable Diseases Link Administration 2020/03/26
Dept of Health COVID-19 SA Resource Portal Link Administration 2020/03/26
Dept of Health COVID-19 Press Releases and Notices Link Administration 2020/03/26
World Health Organisation Coronavirus Information Link Administration 2020/03/26
Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993 PDF (2.2 MB) Administration 2020/03/26
Construction Health and Safety Accord Link Administration 2020/03/26
Regulations issued Disaster Management Act 18.03 PDF (514.31 KB)  more ] Administration 2020/03/26

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