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


Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009

14. Records


(1) Every user of pressure equipment shall keep a record, which shall be open for inspection by an inspector, in which the certificate of manufacture, and the results, after manufacturing, of all inspections, tests, modifications and repairs shall be recorded.


(2) When pressure equipment is sold, the manufacturer shall ensure that it is accompanied, where relevant, with instructions for the user, containing all the necessary safety information relating to—
(a) mounting, including the assembling of different pieces of pressure equipment;
(b) putting into service; and
(c) maintenance, including checks by the user:

Provided that those instructions shall cover information affixed to the pressure equipment in accordance with these Regulations and the relevant health and safety standard incorporated into these Regulations by section 44 of the Act, with the exception of serial identification, and be accompanied, where appropriate, by technical documents, drawings and diagrams that are necessary for a full understanding of the instructions: Provided further that, if appropriate, the instructions shall also refer to hazards arising from misuse of the pressure equipment.


(3) The manufacturer shall keep the original manufacturing records of the pressure equipment for a minimum period of 12 years.