OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 85 OF 1993: NATIONAL CODE OF PRACTICE FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS: REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPLOSION-PROTECTED APPARATUS
Notice Title: Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (“OHSA”): National Code of Practice for Electrical Machinery in Hazardous Locations: Regulatory Requirements for Explosion-protected apparatus
Government Notices: GN 2398 in GG 46750 on 19 August 2022
Commencing date: 1 November 2022
The Chief Inspector appointed in terms of section 27(2) of the OHSA, under section 44 of the OHSA incorporated the National Code of Practice for Electrical Machinery in Hazardous Locations: Regulatory requirements for explosion-protected apparatus, 2022 (“COP”) into the Electrical Installation Regulations, GNR 242 of 6 March 2009 (“EIR”) and the Electrical Machinery Regulations, GNR 250 of 25 March 2011 (“EMR”).
The recommended practice deals with product conformity requirements for explosion-protected apparatus used in South Africa.
For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
How to ensure compliance at my operations?
Employers must ensure that all explosion-protected apparatus used conform to the product requirements recommended in the COP.
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