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

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Driven Machinery Regulations, 2015

14. Washing machines, centrifugal extractors, etc.


The user shall, wherever practicable, cause every power-driven washing machine, centrifugal extractor or similar machine of double cylinder construction in which the inner cylinder, drum or basket rotates, to be provided with a door or lid on the outer cylinder, so interlocked that—

(a) the inner cylinder cannot be put into motion unless the door or lid is closed; and
(b) the door or lid cannot be opened unless the inner cylinder is stationary.



(a) This includes all industrial machines however domestic machines are also protected by a door interlocks.