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

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Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009

Regulation 15 - Access


The user shall cause pressure equipment to be erected and maintained in such a manner that access to and exit from any chamber, flue, manhole, inspection opening, control or accessory is safe and unobstructed.




(a)        "access" - the word "access" can also mean:

(i)        for internal inspection: remote access e.g. small vessels

(ii)        for external inspection: accessibility for inspection activities e.g. pressure accessories

(b)        The Approved Inspection Authority shall verify compliance of above requirement during the pre-commissioning inspection activity.