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FACTORIES AND MACHINERY


ACT 1967 (FMA 1967)
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OBJECTIVES
List the 6 Parts of the FMA1967

Explain at least 3 main provisions in the
FMA 1967

Analyse case studies in the perspective of
the FMA 1967 legislations
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SCOPE

Background of FMA 1967
Contents
Six (6) Parts of the FMA 1967
Conclusion
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FACTORIES AND
MACHINERY ACT 1967

BACKGROUND

Act 64 in the year 1967
Became Act 139 on 1
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FACTORIES AND
MACHINERY ACT 1967
Control of the factory with the aim to
protect the safety, health and welfare of
the people inside

Registration and inspection of machinery
and related items
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CONTENTS
SIX (6) PARTS OF FMA 1967
Introduction
Safety, Health and Welfare
Persons in Charge and Certificates of
Competency
Notification of Accidents, Dangerous
Occurrences and Dangerous Diseases
Notice of Occupation of Factory, and
Registration and Use of Machinery
General
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CONTENTS
THE THREE (3) SCHEDULES
FIRST SCHEDULE:
Dangerous Occurrence
SECOND SCHEDULE:
Serious Bodily Injury
THIRD SCHEDULE:
Notifiable Industrial Diseases
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PART I: PRELIMINARY
Short title

Interpretation of factory

Interpretation general

Appointment of officers
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PART I: PRELIMINARY
Supervision of officers

Officers are public servants

Powers of an inspector

Obstruction an offence

Persons not to reveal secrets
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PART II:
SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE

Provisions relating to safety etc

Persons exposure to explosives,
flammables and other substances

Lifting of weights

Provisions against fire

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PART II:
SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE
Construction of machinery

Dangerous parts of machinery

Projection material

Machinery for hire or sale must comply
with regulations

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PART II:
SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE

Machinery manufactured or repaired must
comply with regulations

Certificate of fitness

Duties of persons employed
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PART II:
SAFETY, HEALTH & WELFARE
Duties of occupier
Provisions relating to health
Exposure to elements
Personal protective clothing and
appliances
Provisions relating to welfare
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PART III: PERSONS IN CHARGE AND
CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY
Training and supervision of inexperienced
workers

Chief inspector may make orders in
circumstances

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PART III: PERSONS IN CHARGE AND
CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY

Young persons

Certain machinery may not be operated
without competent staff

Panel of Examiners and Board of Appeal
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PART IV: NOTIFICATION OF ACCIDENT,
DANGEROUS OCCURRENCE AND
DANGEROUS DISEASES

Accidents and dangerous occurrences to
be reported

Notification of industrial diseases

Investigation and enquiries
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PART V: NOTICE OF OCCUPATION OF
FACTORY, AND REGISTRATION AND USE
OF MACHINERY

Operation of factory

Building operations or works of engineering
construction

Installation of machinery etc

Application for registration
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PART V: NOTICE OF OCCUPATION OF
FACTORY, AND REGISTRATION AND USE
OF MACHINERY
Register

Moving or alteration of or addition to
machinery to be approved

Periodical inspections

Questions for decision by an Inspector and
appeals from such decision

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PART V: NOTICE OF OCCUPATION OF
FACTORY, AND REGISTRATION AND USE
OF MACHINERY
Report of changes etc

Machinery of factory no longer in use

Notice of sale, hire or transfer

Copy of report of enquiry may be supplied

Powers of the Chief Inspector and Senior
Inspectors at enquiries



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PART VI: GENERAL
Criminal and civil liability not affected

Fees

Chief Inspectors powers

Offences

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PART VI: GENERAL
Penalties

Power to compound

Power to modify agreements

Power to apportion expenses

Exemptions


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PART VI: GENERAL
Regulations

Medical supervision

Repeal

Amendment of schedule
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CONCLUSION
Control of factories with the aim to
protect the Safety, Health and Welfare
of persons inside

Registration and inspection of machinery
and related items