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Part O. Lighting and Ventilation

O1. Lighting and Ventilation Requirement

1. Any habitable room, bathroom, shower-room and room containing a toilet pan or urinal, or any room which is a parking garage shall be provided with a means of lighting and ventilation which will enable such room to be used, without detriment to health or safety or causing any nuisance, for the purpose for which it is designed.


2. The requirement of subregulation (1) shall be deemed to be satisfied where the lighting and ventilation are in accordance with SANS 10400-O.


3.

(a) Notwithstanding the provision of any openings for natural light in accordance with subregulation (2) any room contemplated in subregulation (1) or any corridor, lobby or staircase serving such room shall be provided with a means of artificial lighting -


(i) for periods when natural lighting is inadequate; or


(ii) where the size or shape of any such room, or the glazing material used in any such opening, will not permit sufficient natural light effectively to illuminate all parts of such room.


(b) Notwithstanding the provision of openings for natural ventilation in accordance with subregulation (2) any room subject to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 (Act No. 85 of 1993), shall in terms of the said Act be provided with artificial ventilation as prescribed by such Act; and any room contemplated in subregulation (1) which is -


(i) a room which, due to conditions of high temperature, maybe dangerous to safety or health;


(ii) a room where there will be dust, gas, vapour or volatile matter and hazardous biological agents which might be dangerous to safety or health; or


(iii) used for any purpose for which natural ventilation is not suitable,


shall be provided with a means of artificial ventilation.



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