OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 10 Fire and Explosion Hazards

Section 171.2 Gas welding or allied process

(1) An employer must ensure that a regulator and its flexible connecting hose are tested immediately after connection to a gas cylinder to ensure that there is no leak of the gas supply.

(2) An employer must ensure that if a leak of the gas supply develops during gas welding or an allied process,

(a) the supply of gas is immediately shut off by the worker performing the welding or allied process, and

(b) the work is not resumed until the leak is repaired.