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


Group I to IV Hazardous Substances Regulations

Group IV Hazardous Substances

Regulations relating to Group IV Hazardous Substances

Chapter 3 : Conditions Relating to Activities with regard to Group IV Hazardous Substances

5. General responsibilities of holder


a) In addition to any specific responsibility assigned to a holder in terms of these regulations, and any other applicable condition (if any) that the Director-General may prescribe in an authority as a condition in a Particular case, the holder of an authority shall be responsible for the entire extent of radiation protection with regard to a Group IV hazardous substance in respect of which he holds an authority.
b) Without derogating from the generality of paragraph (a), such responsibility shall pertain to any facet that may reasonably be included under radiation protection and shall include—
i) efficient organisation for protection and continuous meticulous care with regard to optimum working methods, particularly with regard to routine matters;
ii) technical surveys to ensure the reliability and general technical excellence of equipment, premises and interlocks;
iii) that all persons who handle or work with a Group IV hazardous substance that is under the control of a holder be fully informed of the health and safety measures and user guidelines that are applicable to such substance; and
iv) that, in the case of fire, floods and similar emergencies on the premises of a holder, the relevant local authority, the South African Police and any other authority or person or organisation that performs clearing-up or protection work be warned of the dangers associated with the Group IV hazardous substance that is under the control of the holder and be advised accordingly.