Workplace Registration Services in Uganda

Under Occupational Safety and Health Consultancy we aim to support organizations and Safeguard, Safety and Health at Workplaces. We can help your organization comply with (Sections 40(2), 120(2) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2006.

Section 40 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires that every person shall, not less than one month before he or she begins to occupy, or use any premises as, a workplace, serve on the Commissioner for Occupational Safety and Health a written notice containing the particulars set out in the third schedule to the Act. Provided that he or she may occupy or use the premises as a workplace less than one month after serving the notice if the Commissioner issues in his or her name a certificate of registration.

After we have registered your workplace you will receive a certificate of workplace registration, an Incident Register, Occupational Safety and Health Inspection Checklist, and a short guide to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) ACT, NO9, 2006, all from The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

THE PROCESS AND STEPS TO REGISTER A WORKPLACE IN UGANDA

  1. The Application, and Company Payment Details

You Have to Fill the Form OSH Form F.11 And State Here the Date the Workplace Is Expected to start operating. The is for Application for Registration of a Workplace or when making a change in the registered Occupier.

When completed, the application should be taken to the Nearest Labour Office for the particulars to be checked. It will then be taken to the office of The Commissioner for Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 227 Kampala.

  1. Receive an Assessment

After we have submitted your application for workplace registration, you have to submit your TIN and get an assessment. This is when you chose the mode of payment and the bank

  1. Make payment

Make payment and get a receipt. This will then be presented to the office of the Commissioner for Occupational Safety and Health. At this point, we are given a few days before we can receive your certificate of workplace registration.

  1. Receive your certificate

You will receive your Certificate of Workplace Registration as a commitment to the science of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards arising in or from the workplace that could impair the health and wellbeing of workers, taking into account the possible impact on the surrounding communities and the general environment (Occupational safety and health)

The certificate comes along with the tools like incident register, guides to OSH that will help you to deal with the prevention of work-related injuries and diseases as well as the protection and promotion of the health of workers. Workplace registration helps your company to get advice on how to improve working conditions and the environment.

In Uganda, the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development through the Department of Occupational Safety and Health is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, No 9, 2006 under which the workplace registration is enforceable.

Summary

Under Section 40(1) of the OSH Act, 2006, the Commissioner is required to keep a register of all workplaces.

Section 40(2) of the OSH Act, 2006 requires a person to notify the Commissioner in writing of his/her intention to occupy or use a premise as a workplace not less than one month before he/she occupies or uses the premise as a workplace.

After the appropriate fee is paid, the Commissioner then issues a certificate of registration in the names of the occupier. The certificate of registration is renewable every three (3) years.

It is an offense, (under Section 41(5) of the OSH Act), for any person to occupy or use any premises as a workplace without first having been issued with a certificate of registration.

It Is Your Duty as Management or Business Owner to Ensure Workplace Registration.  This Will Help You to Be on The Right Side of The Law During Enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health Activities at Workplaces by The Department of Occupational Safety and Health Under the Ministry of Gender Labour And Social Development (MGLSD)

Call Us Today And Let’s Help You Register For Your Workplace!

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