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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

6. Lifting of heavy weights

 

 

1) No person may require or permit a child worker to perform any work that involves lifting an object that weighs more than the lesser of:
a) 15 kgs; or
b) 20 % of the child's body weight.

 

2) Subject to sub-regulation (1), a child worker who lifts objects weighing more than 7,5 kgs as part of their work may not be required or permitted to lift such an object more than once per minute.

 

3) Subject to sub-regulations (1) and (2), a child worker who lifts objects weighing more than 5.kgs may not be required or permitted to do so continuously for longer than 2 hours.

 

4) For the purposes of sub-regulation (3), a child worker shall be regarded as lifting a weight continuously unless they do not lift such a weight for a period of at least 30 minutes.