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

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Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009

Regulation 18 - Transportable Gas Containers


(1) No user shall use, require or permit a transportable gas container to be used, and no user shall fill, place in service, handle, modify, repair, inspect or test any transportable gas container, other than in compliance with the relevant standards incorporated into these Regulations under section 44 of the Act.


(2) The inspection and test referred to in sub regulations (1) shall be carried out by an approved testing station.


(3) Applications for approval of a testing station shall include proof of accreditation as prescribed in subregulation (4), and shall include full contact details and address information.


(4) The chief inspector’s approval is subject to a valid accreditation certificate issued by the accreditation authority: Provided that the chief inspector may set additional requirements before granting approval.




(a) Transportable gas containers smaller than 0,5 litres are not regulated but shall be manufactured to a relevant health and safety standard.