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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

8. Controlled areas


1) In respect of every controlled area pertaining to any activity for which his authority provides, a holder shall—
a) describe such area in his internal rules;
b) physically mark off or demarcate such area;
c) place such area under entrance control; and
d) furnish such area with a radiation warning notice referred to in subregulation (2)—
i) in the case of a building or part thereof, other structure or enclosed area, on the outside of every door, gate or similar entrance, as the case may be; or
ii) otherwise at any place or places on the boundary of the area from which it shall be visible from all directions at a distance of at least 30 metres from such boundary.


2) A warning notice referred to in subregulation (1) shall indicate in both English and Afrikaans, in letters and figures not smaller than one centimetre, that it refers to a controlled area that is dangerous, and shall further contain at least the following particulars:
a) That radioactive material is present in such area;
b) the international symbol that indicates the presence of ionising radiation;
c) the name and telephone number of the radiation protection officer and the acting radiation protection officer concerned; and
d) where the Director-General or a local authority or other Government body has made known to the holder the name of a person who is to be informed in an emergency, the name and telephone number of that person.


3) A holder referred to in subregulation (1) shall, by means of an entrance control system, ensure that entry to a controlled area is gained only by—
a) persons who are in the employ of such holder and who are authorised thereto by him;
b) persons who are not in the employ of such holder but who have been approved by the holder concerned for the carrying out of an activity;
c) a patient; or
d) persons authorised thereto by law.