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

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Health and Safety of Children at Work Regulations

10. Power tools and cutting or grinding equipment

 

 

1) No person may require or permit a child worker to use any power tool, or any cutting or grinding equipment unless-
a) they have conducted a risk assessment in terms of regulation 3 and have determined that it is safe and without significant risks for the child to use;
b) if the risk assessment indicated that it is safe and without significant risks for the child to use if used with safety equipment or facilities, they
i) provide the child with the necessary safety equipment and facilities in term of regulation 2 of the General Safety Regulations, made in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993; and
ii) instruct the child in the use, maintenance and limitations of such equipment;
c) the child has received adequate training from a competent person in the safe and appropriate use of the power tool or other such equipment before starting such work; and
d) the child is supervised by a competent person when using power tool or other equipment.

 

2) Despite sub-regulation (1), no person may require or permit a child worker to use any power tool or other machinery if an inspector has issued a notice in terms of section 30(1) of the Act prohibiting the use by child workers of such tool or other machinery.