FACTORIES AND MACHINERY (STEAM BOILER AND
UNFIRED PRESSURE VESSEL)
Regulation 31. Access.
(1) Where the distance from the floor to the top of a steam boiler or steam boiler setting is eight
feet or more, a permanent stairway or an inclined or vertical ladder at least eighteen inches wide,
shall be provided to give safe access to the steam boiler top. Where three or more steam boilers
are operated in battery, two means of access remote from each other shall be provided.
(2) A permanent platform with standard toe-board and fencing shall be provided
(i) to give access to a steam boiler main stop valve except where the top of the steam
boiler setting is flat and without obstruction;
(ii) to give access to both ends of any steam drum of a water-tube steam boiler; and
(iii) to give access to the water gauges mounted on a steam boiler.
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