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

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General Machinery Regulations, 1988

5. Working on moving or electrically alive machinery

 

 

1) No employer or user of machinery shall permit or require any person other than a competent person or a person who has been trained to the satisfaction of an inspector to do any work on or near moving or electrically alive machinery if such work may endanger him: Provided that this subregulation shall not apply in respect of the operation of machinery under the general supervision of a shiftsman.

 

2) An employer or user of machinery shall in respect of work performed on or near machinery which is in motion or is electrically alive including the operation of such machinery, take all reasonable precautionary measures in order to ensure that persons who perform such work are not injured: Provided that an inspector may at any time require of the employer or user of machinery to take such further precautionary measures as that inspector may deem necessary in the interest of safety.

 

3) No person working in close proximity to moving machinery shall wear, or be permitted by the employer or user of machinery concerned to wear any loosely fitting outer clothing, any jewellery or ornament, any watch or key- chain, any long loose-hanging hair or anything which may be caught up in the moving parts of such machinery.