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

Driven Machinery Regulations, 1988

6. Wood Moulding and Mortising Machines

 

 

1) Having regard to the nature of the work which is performed, the user shall cause the cutter or chain of every wood moulding or mortising machine to be effectively guarded.

 

2) If work cannot be performed when the cutter of a moulding machine is guarded, the user shall cause the wood being moulded to be held in a jig or holder which is so constructed that it will ensure safe working of the machine: Provided that where a jig or holder cannot be used, the user shall provide a suitable spike or pushstick and shall require persons who operate the machine to use it when necessary.