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


Health and Safety of Children at Work Regulations

8. Work in a hot environment4



No person may require or permit a child worker to work perform hard manual labour where the time-weighted average WBGT index as defined in the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, made in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, determined over a period of one hour, exceeds 30 unless the child -

a) is acclimatised to such working environment before he is required or permitted to work in such environment;
b) has water breaks every 15 minutes; and

is cognisant of the need to drink at least 150ml of liquid every break and the employer provides the child with the necessary liquids.


[4]  Regulation 2(4) of the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces published in Government Gazette 10988, Government Notice R 2281 of 16 October 1987, further regulates work in a hot environment and applies in addition to this regulation.