On March 06, 2014, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs issued the Circular No. 06/2014/TT-BLDTBXHpromulgating the occupational safety inspection of machinery, equipment, supplies with occupational safety’s strict requirements under the management of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affair.
Within 01 year (instead of 02 years as the previous regulations) from the date of issue of the eligibility certificate, the organization shall establish and maintain a occupational safety inspection quality control system conformable with ISO 9001:2008 or ISO / IEC 17020:2001.
Accordingly, from May 01, 2014, organization issued with the Eligibility certificate must satisfy some conditions beside current regulations such as each object must be inspected by at least 02 (two) inspectors who are organization’s official members (civil servants or employees signing at least 12-month contracts or indefinite contracts); The chief technician must be an inspector, and must have at least 05 (five) year’s experience in technical fields related to inspected objects (including design, production, installation, repair, use, operation or maintenance) or have at least 03(three) years’ experience in inspection.
Within 01 (one) year from the date of issue of the eligibility certificate, the organization shall establish and maintain a occupational safety inspection quality control system conformable with ISO 9001:2008 or ISO / IEC 17020:2001.
Besides, the Circular also details the conditions for the person issued with inspector’s certificate. In particular, the person issued with inspector’s certificate must have at least a bachelor’s degree in a technical field suitable for his/her inspection tasks; have at least 02 (two) years’ experience in working as an inspection technician or in a field related to the inspected objects mentioned in the Certificate; has certificates of completion of periodic training courses on occupational safety inspection suitable for the wanted Certificate, issued by the training organization and have at least a 12-month contract with the Inspection Organization and being introduced by the Inspection Organization.
This Circular takes effect on May 1, 2014 and replaces the Circular No. 37/2010/TT-BLDTBXH dated December 22, 2010.
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