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

Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988

11. Mixing, Agitating and Similar Machines



1) The user shall cause all dangerous moving parts of a mixing, agitating or similar machine to be placed beyond the reach of persons by means of doors, covers, guards or by other means.


2) The user shall, wherever practicable, cause every mixing, agitating or similar machine to be so arranged that it cannot be set in motion unless the doors, covers, guards or other means referred to in subregulation (1) are in position and that the machine will come to a stop if any one of them is opened, unlocked or removed or if the dangerous moving parts of the machine are exposed for any reason whatsoever: Provided that the provisions of this subregulation shall not apply to doors, covers or guards which are bolted in position or to an inspection hatch which is provided for controlling a process while the machine is in operation.