Safety Requirements


Exhibit safety requirements

Exhibit safety is of great importance. Safety anywhere is most important.

The following must be considered:

  • All exhibits must be transportable with moving parts firmly attached and safe.
  • Any exhibit requiring mains electricity must be constructed to comply with electrical safety laws.
  • Equipment that produces electromagnetic emissions must comply with accepted safety standards. These can be obtained from Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), at the Department of Labour.
  • Chemicals that may spontaneously combust, explode or that emit toxic fumes are prohibited unless permitted by the organising committee. See your teacher or the Science and Technology Fair Coordinator in this respect, or contact Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), at the Department of Labour.
  • Animals, plants and other organisms used in exhibits must meet ethical requirements and pose no health hazard.
  • All bacterial and fungal cultures must meet the criteria from the ‘Science and Safety’ booklet (which should be available from your science teacher) and be appropriately handled and stored as to minimise any biohazard.

Any exhibit, which in the opinion of the Chief Judge is unsafe, can be rejected.
The Chief Judge’s decision will be final.