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Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)

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Asbestos Regulations, 2001

21. Demolition

 

Any person who intends to have demolition work carried out, shall—

(a) before the commencement of that work, take steps to ensure that –
(i) demolition work is carried out by a person who is a registered asbestos contractor;
(ii) all asbestos materials likely to become airborne are identified;
(iii) a plan of work is submitted for approval at least 30 days prior to the commencement of that work to an approved asbestos inspection authority who may at its discretion allow a shorter period of time for such submission and may approve standardised procedures for routine alterations or repairs: Provided that the stipulated time period shall not apply if the plan of work is drawn up by an approved asbestos inspection authority;
(iv) a copy of the approved plan of that work, which has been signed by the approved asbestos inspection authority, the employer and, if the person performing that work is not the employer or self-employed person, the mandatory of the employer or self-employed person, is submitted to the provincial director at least 14 days prior to commencement of such demolition work :  Provided that an inspector may allow a shorter period for such submission;and
(v) copies of approved standardised procedures for demolition work are submitted to the provincial director at least 14 days prior to commencement of that work; and
(b) during and after the completion of demolition work, take steps to ensure that –
(i) all asbestos and materials containing asbestos are handled and disposed of in accordance with these regulations;
(ii) all persons exposed to or likely to be exposed to asbestos are issued with appropriate personal protective equipment and that such equipment is used properly; and
(iii) the premises, structure or area are thoroughly checked to ensure that all asbestos waste has been removed.