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


Major Hazard Installation Regulations, 1993

1. Definitions


In these regulations any expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall have the meaning so assigned and, unless the context otherwise indicates—


"emergency plan"

means a plan in writing which, on the basis of identified potential incidents at the installation, together with their consequences, describes how such incidents and their consequences should be dealt with on site and off site;


"local government"

means a local government as defined in section 1 of the Local Government Transition Act, 1993 (Act No. 209 of 1993);


"material safety data sheet"

means a material safety data sheet as contemplated in regulation 7 of the General Administrative Regulations;


"near miss"

means any unforeseen event involving one or more hazardous substances which, but for mitigating effects, actions or systems, could have escalated to a major incident;


"on site emergency plan"

means the emergency plan contemplated in regulation 6;


"risk assessment"

means the process contemplated in regulation 5;


"rolling stock"

means any locomotive, coach, railway carriage, truck, wagon or similar contrivance used for the purpose of transporting persons, goods or any other thing, and which can run on a railway;


"temporary installation"

means an installation that can travel independently between planned points of departure and arrival for the purpose of transporting any substance, and which is only deemed to be an installation at the points of departure and arrival, respectively;


"the Act"

means the Occupational Health and Safety Act; 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993);



includes any time or place in which rolling stock may be between planned points of departure and arrival.