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

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Construction Regulations, 2014

24. Electrical installations and machinery on construction sites

 

A contractor must, in addition to compliance with the Electrical Installation Regulations, 2009, and the Electrical Machinery Regulations, 1988, promulgated by Government Notice No. R. 1593 of 12 August 1988, ensure that—

(a) before construction commences and during the progress thereof, adequate steps are taken to ascertain the presence of and guard against danger to workers from any electrical cable or apparatus which is under, over or on the site;
(b) all parts of electrical installations and machinery are of adequate strength to withstand the working conditions on construction sites;
(c) the control of all temporary electrical installations on  the construction site is designated to a competent person who has been appointed  in writing for that purpose;
(d) all temporary electrical installations used by the contractor are inspected at least once a week by a competent person and the inspection findings are recorded in a register kept on the construction site; and
(e) all electrical machinery is inspected by the authorized operator or user on a daily basis using a relevant checklist prior to use and  the inspection findings are recorded in a register kept on the construction site.