Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993)
General Safety Regulations, 1986
In these regulations "the Act" means the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act, 1983 (Act 6 of 1983), and any expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall have the meaning so assigned and, unless the context indicates otherwise—
means a suspended platform seat intended for supporting one person in an elevated position;
means building work as defined in the General Administrative Regulations published under Government Notice R206 of 5 October 1984;
means an enclosed, restricted, or limited space in which, because of its construction, location or contents, or any work activity carried on therein, a hazardous substance may accumulate or an oxygen-deficient atmosphere may occur, and includes any chamber, tunnel, pipe, pit, sewer, container, valve, pump, sump, or similar construction, equipment, machinery or object in which a dangerous liquid or dangerous concentration of gas, vapour, dust or fumes may be present;
means the minimum period for which a building element or component will comply with the requirements for stability, integrity, and insulation when tested in accordance with SABS 0177: Part II;
means any liquid which produces a vapour that forms an explosive mixture with air, and includes any liquid with a closed-cup flash-point of less than 55 degrees C;
means a substance listed in the Schedule to the General Administrative Regulations published under Government Notice R. 2206 of 5 October 1984, as amended from time to time;
means a scaffold supported by a single row of standards and the structure in connection with which it is being used;
"SABS 0177: Part II"
means the South African Bureau of Standards’ code of practice entitled Fire Resistance Test For Building Elements, SABS 0177: Part II – 1981.
means any temporary elevated platform and supporting structure used for supporting workmen or materials or both;
means a working platform suspended from supports by means of one or more separate suspensions from each support;
means a working platform supported on trestles, stepladders, tripods and the like.
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