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


Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009

19. Fire extinguishers


(1) No user shall use, require or permit the use of a fire extinguisher unless designed, constructed, filled, recharged, reconditioned, modified, repaired, inspected or tested in accordance with the relevant safety standard incorporated into these Regulations under section 44 of the Act.


(2) No person shall fill, recharge, recondition, modify, repair, inspect or test any fire extinguisher unless such person is an authorised person employed by a permit holder: Provided that a permit is issued by an organisation approved by the chief inspector.


(3) Applications for approval shall include proof of accreditation as prescribed in subregulation (4), and shall include full contact details and address information.


(4) The chief inspector's approval shall be subject to a valid accreditation certificate issued by the accreditation authority: Provided that the chief inspector may set additional requirements before granting approval.