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

Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988

13. Washing Machines, Centrifugal Extractors, Etc.



The user shall, wherever practicable, cause every power-driven washing machine, centrifugal extractor or similar machine of double cylinder construction in which the inner cylinder, drum or basket rotates, to be provided with a door or lid on the outer cylinder, so interlocked that-

a) the inner cylinder cannot be put into motion unless the door or lid is closed; and
b) the door or lid cannot be opened unless the inner cylinder is stationary.