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


Facilities Regulations, 2004

5. Dining-rooms


(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulation 4(3), every employer of employees who at a workplace—
(a) are exposed to a hazardous chemical substance or a hazardous biological agent;
(b) come into physical contact with any known poisonous substance, which may cause illness if taken orally;
(c) are exposed to dirt, dust, soot or similar filth; or
(d) handle or process untanned hides or skins, or unwashed wool or mohair,

shall provide a separate dining-room or eating place on the premises which in respect of the maximum

number of employees who will be using it at any one time, shall be in accordance with Part C of SABS 0400.


(2) An employer contemplated in subregulation (1) shall—
(a) provide tables and chairs in every dining room for the maximum number of employees who will be using the dining room at any one time;
(b) ensure that a dining-room or eating place is not connected directly by means of a door or any other opening with any room in which there is exposure to a hazardous chemical substance or hazardous biological agent; or in which untanned hides or skins or unwashed wool or mohair are treated, processed or stored;
(c) not store any material, tools or other goods not related to use of a dining-room in such dining-room or allow such items to be stored therein; and
(d) ensure that every dining room is naturally or artificially ventilated in accordance with Part 0 of the National Building Regulations.