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


General Machinery Regulations, 1988

Schedule C - Notice in respect of boilers


Machinery and Occupational Safety Act, 1983


Notice in respect of Boilers under  Regulation 9(2) of the General Machinery Regulations, 1988


1) Every employer or user of machinery is required by law to provide safety equipment in connection with machinery, and it is an offence for any person to fail to use such properly or to interfere with them.


2) No boiler shall be worked at a higher pressure than the authorised working pressure.


3) Unless steam is drawn for the operation of the boiler's auxiliary apparatus, no person shall draw steam from the boiler otherwise than through the main steam stop valve.


4) No person shall enter a boiler or its flues, unless it is safe and the steam-stop valve, feed valve, blow-off valve and all other valves or cocks are blanked off.


5) Portable electric lights used during the cleaning, repair or inspection of a boiler shall not exceed 50V.


6) No person shall cause water to come into contact with hot flue dust or ashes if it threatens or is likely to threaten the safety of employees.


7) Any accident or other incident which threatens or is likely to threaten the safety of employees shall be reported immediately to the employer or user or machinery.