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


Major Hazard Installation Regulations, 1993

8. General Duties of Suppliers


(1) Every person that supplies a substance to a major hazard installation that has been classified as a major hazard installation for the reason of the presence of that substance in that installation shall ensure that he or she supplies with the substance a material safety data sheet contemplated in regulation 7 of the General Administrative Regulations.


(2) On receipt of the information contemplated in regulation 7(2), every supplier of the relevant substance shall assess the circumstances and substance involved in an incident or potential incident and inform all persons being supplied with that substance, of the potential dangers surrounding it.


(3) Every supplier of a hazardous substance to a major hazard installation shall provide a service that shall be readily available on a 24 hour basis to all employers, self employed persons and users, the relevant local government and any other body concerned, to provide information and advice in the case of a major incident with regard to the substance supplied.