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Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act No. 15 of 1973)

Group IV Hazardous Substances Regulations

Chapter 4 : Safety Standards and Obligations of Persons with regard to Group IV Hazardous Substances

18. Manufacture, distribution or installation of equipment



1) Any person who--
a) produces or manufactures;
b) imports into or exports from the Republic; or
c) obtains from a self-governing territory or distributes to such territory,

equipment that contains a Group IV hazardous substance or equipment intended for use in working with such substance shall ensure that such equipment is designed and manufactured to limit the extent to which persons working with such equipment are exposed to ionising radiation.


2) Any person who supplies equipment referred to in subregulation (1) to any other person or erects or installs such equipment shall ensure that--
a) the safety features and warning devices inherent in the device operate correctly;
b) there is protection from exposure to ionising radiation for persons who come into contact with such equipment; and
c) information is provided regarding the proper use, testing and maintenance of the equipment.


3) When the owner, possessor, user or supplier of equipment referred to in subregulation (1) becomes aware of any defect in such equipment that may affect the safe use thereof, he shall forthwith by telephone, telegram, telefacsimile or other similar rapid means notify the Director-General of such defect.