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


Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015

7. Wood-moulding and mortising machines


(1) Having regard to the nature of the work that 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 that 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 push stick and shall require persons who operate the machine to use such spike or push stick when necessary.