APPLICATION PROCEDURE, ELIGIBILITY, ETC.
FOR GRANT OF APPROVAL AS “COMPETENT PERSON”
UNDER RULE 2(j) OF
THE BUILDING AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS (REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE) CENTRAL RULES, 1998
1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE :
All applications are to be sent, in duplicate, in the prescribed format along with all enclosures to :
The Director General
Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes
Ministry of Labour and Employment
Government of India
N.S. Mankikar Marg
Mumbai – 400 022
2. CHECKLIST OF ENCLOSURES :
Self Certified Copies of the following documents are to be submitted along with the application :
(a) Age proof certificate
(b) Certificates of qualifications claimed
(c) Experience Certificates, for each of the periods of experience mentioned in the application
(d) Valid Calibration Certificates of testing instruments
(e) Recent Weigh Bridge Certificates in case of dead weights
(f) Competency Certificates declared under the statutes mentioned at item (17) of the Application Form
3. ELIGIBILITY :
The eligibility for application shall be as under:-
Less than 65 years on the date of application.
Qualification & Experience :
(A) A degree in any branch Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent qualification and having minimum seven years experience in a Department of the Central Government / State Government which deals with the administration of the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act,1996, the Factories Act, 1948, the Dock Workers (Safety, Health & Welfare) Act, 1986 or the Rules made thereunder, or training, education or research in a Central / State Government Department in the field of accident prevention in Industries, Ports or Construction.
(B) (i) A degree in any branch of engineering from a recognized University or equivalent qualification and having a minimum of seven years experience in a large workshop or factory of repute out of which minimum two years should be in the fields as prescribed at (iii) below :
ii) Diploma in any branch of engineering from a recognized institution or equivalent qualification or pass certificate of competency 1st class M.O.T. (Stream & Motor), and having a minimum of ten years experience in a large workshop
(ii) Diploma in any branch of engineering from a recognized Institution or equivalent qualification or pass certificate of competency 1st class M.O.T. (Steam & Motor), and having a minimum of ten years experience in a or factory of repute out of which minimum four years should be in the fields as prescribed at (iii) below:
(iii) (a) For lifting appliances, loose gears :
Experience in a large workshop or a testing establishment or factory of repute engaged in manufacturing or testing, examination, repair and maintenance of lifting appliances and loose gears such as hooks, shackles, slings, rings, etc. or on board the ship in a responsible capacity undertaking the job of examination, inspection, repairs and maintenance of lifting appliances and loose gears.
(iii) (b) For wire ropes :
Experience in a factory or a large workshop of repute engaged in manufacturing or testing, examination and inspection of wire ropes in a responsible capacity.
(iii) (c) For Pressure Plants
Experience in designing or erection or maintenance or testing, examination and inspection of pressure plants.
(iv) In addition to (B) (i), (B) (ii) and (B) (iii) above, the candidate / applicant should be conversant with the latest relevant codes of practices and test procedures.
For testing, examination and inspection of lifting appliances, gears and wire ropes, he shall be conversant with fracture mechanics and metallurgy of the materials of construction. He shall be conversant with the heat treatment / stress relieving techniques as applicable to stress bearing components and parts of lifting machinery and lifting tackles, and shall be capable of identifying defects and arriving at a reliable conclusion with regard to the safety of lifting appliances, gears and ropes.
For pressure plants, he shall be conversant with statutory requirements concerning the safety of unfired pressure vessels and equipment operating under pressure, and with non destructive testing techniques, and shall be able to identify defects and arrive at a reliable conclusion with regard to the safety of pressure plants.
In case of Manufacturers, desiring competency for certification of their own products, the qualification criteria mentioned in (B) above may be relaxed, provided that, the Manufacturer(s) possess a minimum of 15 years of experience, exclusively in the areas mentioned at (B) (iii) above. the procedure for application and other criteria shall, however, remain the same.
4. MISCELLANEOUS :
(a) Fresh applications for competency will be accepted until further notice.
(b) Application procedure, Eligibility, etc. are subject to change at the discretion of the Director General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.
(c) Incomplete applications, or applications not meeting the eligibility criteria, shall be rejected.
(d) The validity of the initial competency granted shall be for a period of one year only.
(e) Fresh applications have to be made for the purpose of Renewal of Competency or in case of modification / change in the existing facilities, to the Director General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Mumbai – 400 022.
(f) In case of any one time addition or deletion of testing facilities intended for carrying out specific testing requirements, the Competent Person shall approach the Director General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Mumbai – 400 022, for obtaining necessary approval.