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

Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988

5. Wood Planing Machines

 

 

1) The user shall cause every wood planning machine which is used for overhand planning and which is not mechanically fed to be fitted with a cylindrical cutter block.

 

2) The user shall cause every planning machine used for overhand planning to be provided with a bridge guard which is capable of covering the full length and breadth of the cutting slot in the table and which can easily be adjusted in a vertical and horizontal direction.

 

3) No user shall require or permit any planning machine which is not mechanically fed to be used for the overhand planning of any piece of wood which is less than 300 mm long, unless a safe holder is used for such a piece of wood: Provided that this subregulation shall not apply to the planning of the edges of flat pieces of wood.

 

4) The user shall provide an effective guard for the feed roller of every planning machine used for thickness, except in the case of the combined machine for overhand planning and thickness.