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


General Machinery Regulations, 1988

Schedule D - Notice in respect of machinery other than a boiler



Machinery and Occupational Safety Act, 1983


Notice in respect of machinery other than a boiler 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 equipment properly or to interfere with them.


2) No person working in close proximity to moving machinery shall 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.


3) Unless an apparatus approved by an inspector is used, no driving belt shall be shipped or unshipped whilst machinery is in motion, except in the case of a light belt which may be shipped on the coned pulley of a machine tool in order to alter the working speed of such tool.


4) Machinery in motion shall not be cleaned, repaired, adjusted or oiled, unless such machinery is cleaned, repaired, adjusted or oiled by a competent person when it is impracticable to stop such machinery.


5) No person other than a competent person shall enter the safeguarded area of machinery in motion, and then only if it is impracticable to stop such machinery.


6) No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs shall enter any premises where machinery is used.


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 of machinery.


8) No person supervising machinery and no person operating machinery shall, without the permission of his superior, authorize any other person to do his work.


9) Any person intending to start a machine shall before doing so satisfy himself that no other person is endangered.