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

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Pressure Equipment Regulations, 2009

6. Duties of users

 

(1) The user shall ensure that the pressure equipment is operated and maintained within its design and operating parameters.

 

(2) The user shall, subject to the relevant health and safety standard incorporated into these Regulations under section 44 of the Act
(a) provide the manufacturer, repairer or modifier with comprehensive information of the operating or intended operating conditions of the pressure equipment, including the characteristics of the fluid and operating parameters of other connected pressure equipment, where reasonably practicable;
(b) ensure pressure equipment has a certificate, issued by the manufacturer, including a verification signature by an approved inspection authority when required, which certifies that the pressure equipment has been designed and manufactured in accordance with the relevant health and safety standard incorporated into these Regulations under section 44 of the Act;
(c) ensure pressure equipment has a certificate issued by the repairer or modifier, including a verification signature by an approved inspection authority when required, which certifies that the pressure equipment has been modified or repaired in accordance with the relevant health and safety standard incorporated into these Regulations under section 44 of the Act;
(d) ensure that pressure equipment has a certificate issued by an approved inspection authority before commissioning, where applicable; and
(e) ensure that a gas system has a valid certificate issued by an authorised person.