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Overview

In line with Section 63 of the Factories Act of 1973, factories and other locations making use of plant machinery must keep a general register. The general register must contain the various certificates, documentation and information prescribed by the Factories Act.

Operators who do not adhere to this standard are liable for a fine. Operators must keep the official report on the same premises as the equipment in question and it must be made available to Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) personnel for inspection at any time.

Who is eligible?

Individuals and organizations which own, operate factories, use plant machinery and lifting equipment.

How do I get this service?

Operators must obtain a copy of a general register for use on their premises.The register is available at the Department of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) offices listed below. 

What supporting documents are required?

In order to obtain a copy of a general register, operators must present the following documents:

  • A valid National Identification card (Omang) for citizens or valid passport for non citizens
  • Proof of ownership of the factory and equipment within
How long will this service take?

A copy of a general register is provided immediately upon request at the DOHS offices

Where can I get more information on this Service

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Private Bag 00241

Block 8, Government Enclave

Gaborone

Tel. (+267) 3732700

Fax. (+267) 3952261

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Private Bag F422

1st Floor, Ntshe House

Conner Guy and St Patrick Streets

Francistown

Tel. (+267) 2417739

Fax. (+267) 2417740

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Private Bag 157

Integrated Block, Rural Administration Centre

Maun

Tel. (+267) 6862463

Fax. (+267) 6860486

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

Plot 3114

1st Floor, Century House

Corner of Letsholathebe Street and 1st Khama Avenue

Lobatse

Tel. (+267) 5300118

Fax. (+267) 5200123

Occupational Health and Safety Department

Ministry of Employment Labour Productivity and Skills Development

First Floor above Department of Tourism

Selebi-Phikwe

Tel. (+267) 2610288

Fax. (+267) 2610287

 

Opening hours are 07:30 to 12:45, and 13:45 to 16:30 Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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