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Factories Act 1937

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97(1)It shall not be lawful to let or suffer to be occupied or to occupy any room or place as a bakehouse, unless the following regulations are complied with :—

(a)a watercloset, earthcloset, privy, or ashpit must not be within or communicate directly with the bakehouse;

(b)every cistern for supplying water to the bakehouse must be separate and distinct from any cistern for supplying water to a watercloset;

(c)a drain or pipe for carrying off faecal or sewage matter must not have an opening within the bakehouse.

(2)If any person lets or suffers to be occupied or occupies any room or place as a bakehouse in contravention of this section he shall be guilty of an offence, and liable to a fine not exceeding forty shillings, and to a further fine not exceeding five shillings for every day on which any room or place is so occupied after a conviction under this section in respect of the room or place.

98(1)Where a court of summary jurisdiction is satisfied on the prosecution of a district council that any room or place used as a bakehouse is in such a state as to be on sanitary grounds unfit for use or occupation as a bakehouse, the occupier of the bakehouse shall be liable to a fine not exceeding, for the first offence, forty shillings, and for any subsequent offence five pounds.

(2)The court of summary jurisdiction, in addition to or instead of inflicting a fine, may order means to be adopted by the occupier, within the time named in the order, for the purpose of removing the ground of complaint. The court may, on application, enlarge the time so named, but if after the expiration of the time as originally named or enlarged by subsequent order the order is not complied with, the occupier shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one pound for every day after the expiration of that time on which the non-compliance continues.

99(1)All the inside walls of the rooms of a bakehouse, and all the ceilings or tops of those rooms (whether those walls, ceilings, or tops are plastered or not), and all the passages and staircases of a bakehouse, must either be painted with oil or varnished or be limewashed, or be partly painted or varnished and partly limewashed; and

(a)where the bakehouse is painted with oil or varnished, there must be three coats of paint or varnish, and the paint or varnish must be renewed once at least in every seven years, and must be washed with hot water and soap or other suitable detergent once at least in every six months; and

(b)where the bakehouse is lime washed, the limewashing must be renewed once at least in every six months.

(2)If a bakehouse is not kept in conformity with this section the occupier shall be liable to a fine not exceeding ten pounds, and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction within two years from the last conviction for the same offence, not less than one pound for each offence.

(3)The court of summary jurisdiction, in addition to or instead of inflicting a fine, may order means to be adopted by the occupier, within the time named in the order, for the purpose of removing the ground of complaint. The court may, on application, enlarge the time so named, but if after the expiration of the time as originally named or enlarged by subsequent order the order is not complied with, the occupier shall be liable to a fine not exceeding one pound for every day after the expiration of that time on which the non-compliance continues.

100(1)A place on the same level with a bakehouse, and forming part of the same building, may not be used as a sleeping place, unless it—

(a)is effectually separated from the bakehouse by a partition extending from the floor to the ceiling; and

(b)has an external glazed window of at least nine superficial feet in area, of which at the least four and a half superficial feet are made to open for ventilation.

(2)If any person lets or occupies or continues to let or knowingly suffers to be occupied any place for the purpose of its being used in contravention of the provisions of this section, he shall be guilty of an offence, and liable to a fine not exceeding, for the first offence, twenty shillings, and for any subsequent offence five pounds.

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