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25. Self-acting machines 

No traversing part of a self-acting machine  in  any  factory  and  no  material  carried  thereon shall, if the space over which it runs is a space over which any person is liable  to pass, whether in the course of his employment or otherwise, be allowed to  run  on  its outward or inward traverse within a distance of 58[forty-five centimeters] from any fixed structure which is not part of the machine:  

Provided that the Chief Inspector may permit the continued use of a machine installed before the commencement of this Act which does not comply  with  the  requirements  of this section on such conditions for ensuring safety as he may think fit to impose.  


58.   Subs. by Act 20 of 1987