Frequently asked questions for the Labour Monitoring and Compliance Section

What are some examples of ionizing and non-ionizing Radiation?
Examples of ionizing radiation include alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, X-rays, neutrons, high-speed electrons, high-speed protons, and other particles capable of producing ions. Examples of non-ionizing radiation include radio waves, microwaves, and visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light.
What are the types of inspection visits conducted?
Routine labour inspection, Follow up Visits,  Investigation of complaints/occupational accident, Joint inspection (with Ministry of Health, Environment Department, Seychelles Licensing Authority)
What is a Safety sign ?
A sign providing information or instructions about safety or health at work by means of a signboard, a colour, an illuminated sign or acoustic signal, a vertical communication or hand signal. Signboard – a sign which provides information or instructions by a combination of shape, colour and a symbol or pictogram which is rendered visible by lighting of sufficient intensity Safety Signs The Occupational Safety and Health Regulations  require employers to provide specific safety signs whenever there is a risk that has not been avoided or controlled by other means, eg by engineering controls and safe systems of work with the following colours  Blue: Mandatory Red : Prohibition Green : Information Yellow : Warning For your own safety, observe all safety signs!
What is the law that governs occupational safety and health in Seychelles?
It is the Occupational Health and Safety Decree 1989 (Chapter 151)
When should an occupational accident be reported?
All occupational accidents should be reported within 48hrs to the Labour Monitoring and Compliance Section in the Ministry of Employment, and Social Affiairs except for accidents resulting in a death which should be reported immediately. Tip:You may download the accident report form here and send to us via email or by fax on or in person