If you use explosive actuated fastening devices (otherwise known as explosive powered tools) make sure you comply with these rules
The South African Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors explains that in terms of Construction Regulations 2014, no contractor may use or permit any person to use an explosive actuated fastening device, unless:
#1: You've provided the user with suitable protective equipment and he uses it;
#2: You've trained the user in the operation, maintenance and use of such a device;
#3: The explosive actuated fastening device has a protective guard around the muzzle end, which effectively confines any flying fragments or particles; and
#4: The firing mechanism is designed in a way that ensures that the explosive actuated fastening device, will not function unless:
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That's not all to Construction Regulations 2014 and explosive actuated fastening devices
#5: Construction Regulations 2014 also require you, the contractor, to ensure that:
Warning! These Construction Regulations 2014 changes don't only come with new definitions. The Department of Labour (DoL) has also introduced harsher penalties for non-compliance. So make sure you comply with these requirements if you use explosive actuated fastening devices in your workplace.