Safety in Industry Act, 1980

Fixed vessels containing liquids etc.

30.—The Principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1) of section 29:

“(1) Where a fixed vessel, structure, sump or pit of which the edge is less than one metre (39.37 inches) above the adjoining ground or platform—

(a) contains or is likely to contain any scalding, corrosive or poisonous liquid, or

(b) contains or is likely to contain to a depth of more than one metre (39.37 inches) any liquid or other substance or material capable of flowing,


(i) it shall be securely covered or securely fenced to at least a height of one metre (39.37 inches), or

(ii) where by reason of the nature of the work neither secure covering nor secure fencing to that height is practicable, all practicable steps shall be taken by covering, fencing or other means to prevent any person from falling into the vessel, structure, sump or pit.”.