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


Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015

13. Rolls and calender rolls


The user shall, where practicable, cause every power-driven machine consisting of calender rolls or incorporating two or more rolls rotating in opposite directions that are less than 75mm apart and where the in-running side or nip of the rolls is within the reach of persons, to be guarded for the full length of such nip with—

(a) a fixed guard; or
(b) a trip bar, a cable or an electronic sensing device not more than 300 mm from the nip that will stop or reverse the rotation of the rolls if the bar or cable is touched or if the danger area is invaded by any foreign object:

provided that where it is not practicable to install any of the specified devices an inspector may require or permit any other means of protection at the intake of the rolls.