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

Explosives Regulations, 2002

6. Danger area

 

 

1) An employer, self-employed person or user shall ensure that entry and exit from danger areas is only permitted –
a) at the permanent authorized point of entry or exit: Provided that entry or exit at any other point may be authorized by the explosives manager or a person authorized by him if the authorized gatekeeper has been informed thereof;
b) for persons and vehicles authorized thereto by the explosives manager or a person authorized by him: and
c) to visitors under escort by an authorized person who is aware of the hazards attached to the danger area.

 

2) An employer shall keep a register of the entries and exits contemplated in subregulation (1) and that register shall be available on the premises for inspection by an inspector.

 

3) No person shall –
a) enter or exit the danger area through an unauthorized point of entry or exit;
b) enter or exit the danger area without first submitting themselves to a search by the authorized gatekeeper;
c) enter the danger area with –
i) tobacco;
ii) matches, cigarette lighters or other devices capable of generating heat or spark sources;
iii) intoxicating liquor or narcotics;
iv) food, medicine or drinkable fluids: Provided that authorization to enter with such articles may be granted by the explosives manager for purposes of consumption in licensed mess rooms and smoking areas: Provided further that special rules for the control of such consumption and smoking, approved by the chief inspector of occupational health and safety shall be made in writing and shall be enforced by the employer, self-employed person or user; or
v) radio transmitters or cellular telephones; or
d) perform any act or deed that will increase the risk attached to work being performed in a danger area.

 

4) An employer, self-employed person or user shall not erect any buildings in the danger zone without first obtaining written approval from the chief inspector of occupational health and safety and complying with regulation 46).

 

5) An employer, self-employed person or user shall fence-in the danger area in accordance with the South African Police Services Code of Practice SAP 412 : Fencing Specifications.

 

6) An employer, self-employed person or user shall ensure that hazard warning signs are clearly displayed at the entrance to any danger area, magazine or workplace.