FACTORY ACT, 1948

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.OBJECTIVE Toprotect workers employed in in secure for them employment ToTo impose upon the owner or the conditions conductive to their health occupier certain obligations factories against industrial and to protect the workers and hazards occupationalsafety. Energise Involve Enable .

if working with the aid of power and less than twenty if working without the aid of power. Energise Involve Enable .APPLICABILITY At any place wherein manufacturing process is carried on with or without the aid of power or is so ordinarily carried on. or • The persons working therein are not employed by the owner thereof but are working with the permission of. such owner. not with standing that: • The number of persons employed therein is less than ten. or under agreement with.

Main points • Health • Safety • Welfare • Working Hours Of Adults • Annual Leave With wages Energise Involve Enable .

Overcrowding 17 .Latrines and urinals 20 .Cleanliness 12 – Disposal of wastes and effluents 13 .Dust and fume 15 .Ventilation and temperature 14 .Artificial humidification 16 .HEALTH • • • • • • • • • • 11 .Drinking water 19 .Lighting 18 .Spittoons Energise Involve Enable .

Striking gear and devices for cutting off power • 25 .SAFETY • 21 . • 24 .Self-acting machines Energise Involve Enable .Fencing of machinery • 22 .Employment of young persons on dangerous machines.Work on or near machinery in motion • 23 .

Prohibition of employment of women and children near cottonopeners • 28 .Pressure plant Energise Involve Enable .Lifting machines.• 26 . chains.Casing of new machinery • 27 . ropes and lifting tackles • 30 .Revolving machinery • 31 .Hoists and lifts • 29 .

gases 36A .SAFETY • • • • • • Cont… 32 . stairs and means of access 33 .Precautions regarding the use of portable electric light. etc Energise Involve Enable . gas. • 37 . sumps openings in floors.Protection of eyes.Floors.Pits.Explosive or inflammable dust.Excessive weights 35 .Precautions against dangerous fumes. 36 . etc 34 .

Maintenance of buildings • 40B .Power to require specifications of defective parts or tests of stability • 40 .Safety Officers • 41 .• 38 .Safety of buildings and machinery • 40A .Precautions in case of fire • 39 .Power to make rules to supplement this Chapter Energise Involve Enable .

First-aid appliances 46 .WELFARE • • • • • • • • • 42 .Facilities for sitting 45 . rest rooms and lunch rooms 48 .Facilities for storing and drying clothing 44 .Creches 49 .Power to make rules to supplement this Chapter Energise Involve Enable .Canteens 47 .Welfare officers 50 .Shelters.Washing facilities 43 .

Restriction on double employment Energise Involve Enable .Prohibition of overlapping shifts 59 .Night shifts 58 .Extra wages for overtime 60 .Weekly hours 52 .Compensatory holidays 54 .Spread over 57 .WORKING HOURS FOR ADULTS • • • • • • • • • • 51 .Daily hours 55 .Weekly holidays 53 .Intervals for rest 56 .

Register of adult workers • 63 .Hours of work to correspond with notice under section 61 and register under section 62.WORKING HOURS FOR ADULTS • 61 .Further restrictions on employment of women Energise Involve Enable .Power to make exempting orders • 66 .Power to make exempting rules • 65 .Notice of periods of work for adults • 62 . • 64 .

Power to make rules 84 .Wages during leave period 81 .Annual leave with wages 80 .Power to exempt factories Energise Involve Enable .ANNUAL LEAVE FOR WAGES • • • • • • • 78 .Payment in advance in certain cases 82 .Application of Chapter 79 .Mode of recovery of unpaid wages 83 .