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

Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988

Exemption

 

 

EXEMPTION GRANTED IN TERMS OF SECTION 32 OF THE MACHINERY AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ACT, 1983

 

I, Imanuel Mulder, appointed as chief inspector in terms of section 19(1) of the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act, 1983, by virtue of the power delegated to me by the Minister of Manpower in terms of section 34(1) of that Act, hereby exempt all users of goods hoists fitted with picket gates at hatchway landing entrances from the requirements of regulation 17(1)(b) of the Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988, published under Government Notice No.R.295 of 26 February 1988, requiring that any opening in the hatchway landing door or gate shall not be more than 38mm in width: Provided that -

a) the speed of the conveyance shall not exceed 0,25m/second;
b) the conveyance is fitted with a gate at its access side in addition to hatchway landing gates; and
c) both the car and landing gates shall not have openings exceeding 65mm in width.

 

 

 

I Mulder

Chief Inspector