General provisions

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1. General provisions
1.1. Definitions
In this Code of Practice:
Adequate or suitable are used to describe qualitatively or quanti-
tatively the means or method used to protect the worker.
Bearer see putlog.
Boatswain's chair means a seat for a workman which is suspended
by a cable or rope.
Brace means a structural member that holds one point in a fixed
position with respect to another point. Bracing is a system
of structural members designed to prevent distortion of a
structure.
Bracket scaffold means a scaffold composed of a platform supported
on triangular braced brackets secured to the side of the building.
By hand as applied to work means that the work is done without
the help of a mechanised tool.
Competent authority means a minister, government department,
or other public authority having power to issue regulations,
orders or other instructions having the force of law.
Competent person nieans a person who by reason of training or
experience, or both, is competent to perform the task or
function, or assume the responsibility, in question and is
authorised to perform such task or function.
Contact voltage is that part of a faulL voltage or voltage to earth
that can make contact with a person.
Danger means danger of accident or injury to health.
Dust-tight or dust-proof applied to a machine or a device means
that the machine or device is so constructed that dust of a
specified fineness or nature cannot enter it or escape from it.
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