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

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Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009

Regulation 3 - General Requirements


(1) Any person who manufactures, imports, sells, offers or supplies any pressure equipment described in these Regulations for use in the Republic shall ensure that such equipment complies with these Regulations.


(2) Any person who erects or installs any pressure equipment for use in the Republic shall ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, that it is erected or installed in a safe manner and without risk to health and safety when properly used.


(3) All pressure equipment for use in the Republic shall be categorized and submitted to the applicable conformance assessments of SANS 347 in addition to the requirements of the relevant health and safety standard incorporated into these Regulations under section 44 of the Act.




(a) Existing equipment which was regulated under previous regulations need not be categorized provided full AIA involvement is maintained during repairs or modifications.
(b) The relevant health and safety standards are not listed in section 44 of the act. They are listed in, Annex A of SANS 347 but have been updated and gazetted for incorporation in the existing schedule.
(c) Requests for the inclusion of additional health and safety standards into SANS 347 shall be submitted to the DoL (Occupational Health and Safety Department, private bag X117 Pretoria 0001) with motivation and copy of the relevant Health and Safety Standard in English.