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Code of Practice for Ziplines in Place

January 8, 2021

Department of Employment and Labour

A Code of Practice for commercial Zipline and Aerial Adventure Parks is in place.

The employment and labour department published the Code of Practice in Government Gazette 44029.

The Code of Practice was drawn up in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The Code of Practice covers the general safety aspects, construction, operation and maintenance of commercial ziplines and commercial aerial adventure parks accessed by the public.

It does not cover non-commercial or private ziplines and private aerial adventure parks.

Users of all commercial ziplines and aerial adventure parks installed prior to incorporation of the Code of Practice have 12 months to apply for permission to use.

A raft of Bargaining Council-related notices were published in December:

• Notice 1361 – Bargaining Council for the Food Retail, Restaurant, Catering and Allied Trades: extension of period of operation of the main collective agreement – until 31 December 2021;
• Notice 1362 – Bargaining Council for the Fishing Industry – extension of period of operation of main collective agreement – until 31 May 2021;
• Notice 1398 – National Textile Bargaining Council – extension to non-parties of the main collective amending agreement – in effect from second Monday after publication;
• Notice 1412 – Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council: renewal and extension of the registration and administration expenses collective agreement – in effect for 12 months;
• Notice 1363 – Motor Ferry Industry Bargaining Council of South Africa: extension to non-parties of the main collective agreement – in force until 31 December 2021.