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Factories Act 1961

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Health (General Provisions)

    1. 1.Cleanliness

    2. 2.Overcrowding

    3. 3.Temperature

    4. 4.Ventilation

    5. 5.Lighting

    6. 6.Drainage of floors

    7. 7.Sanitary conveniences

    8. 8.Enforcement of certain provisions of Part I by district council

    9. 9.Powers of inspector as to sanitary defect remediable by district council

    10. 10.Powers in case of default of a district council

    11. 11.Power to require medical supervision

  3. Part II Safety (General Provisions)

    1. 12.Prime movers

    2. 13.Transmission machinery

    3. 14.Other machinery

    4. 15.Provisions as to unfenced machinery

    5. 16.Construction and maintenance of fencing

    6. 17.Construction and sale of machinery

    7. 18.Dangerous substances

    8. 19.Self-acting machines

    9. 20.Cleaning of machinery by women and young persons

    10. 21.Training and supervision of young persons working at dangerous machines

    11. 22.Hoists and lifts-general

    12. 23.Hoists and lifts used for carrying persons

    13. 24.Teagle openings and similar doorways

    14. 25.Exceptions and provisions supplementary to ss.22-24

    15. 26.Chains, ropes and lifting tackle

    16. 27.Cranes and other lifting machines

    17. 28.Floors, passages and stairs

    18. 29.Safe means of access and safe place of employment

    19. 30.Dangerous fumes and lack of oxygen

    20. 31.Precautions with respect to explosive or inflammable dust, gas vapour or substance

    21. 32.Steam boilers-attachments and construction

    22. 33.Steam boilers-maintenance, examination and use

    23. 34.Steam boilers-restrictions on entry

    24. 35.Steam receivers and steam containers

    25. 36.Air receivers

    26. 37.Exceptions as to steam boilers, steam receivers and containers, and air receivers

    27. 38.Steam boilers-supplementary provisions

    28. 39.Precautions as respects water-sealed gasholders

    29. 40.Means of escape in case of fire-certification by fire authorities

    30. 41.Means of escape in case of fire-maintenance, inspection, etc.

    31. 42.Means of escape in case of fire-exchange of information, consultation and action in default

    32. 43.Means of escape in case of fire-right of appeal of occupier against refusal of certificate, etc.

    33. 44.Means of escape in case of fire-special provisions as to London

    34. 45.Means of escape in case of fire-factories to which s. 40 applies

    35. 46.Means of escape in case of fire-regulations and bye-laws

    36. 47.Means of escape in case of fire-provisions as to fire authority

    37. 48.Safety provisions in case of fire

    38. 49.Instruction as to use of means of escape in case of fire

    39. 50.Prevention of fire

    40. 51.Fire fighting

    41. 52.Testing or examination of fire warnings

    42. 53.Power of Minister to require special safety arrangements for the prevention of accidents

    43. 54.Power to make orders as to dangerous conditions and practices

    44. 55.Power to make orders as to safety of factory premises

    45. 56.Application of Part II to Scotland

  4. Part III Welfare (General Provisions)

    1. 57.Supply of drinking water

    2. 58.Washing facilities

    3. 59.Accommodation for clothing

    4. 60.Sitting facilities

    5. 61.First-aid

    6. 62.Welfare regulations

  5. Part IV Health, Safety and Welfare (Special Provisions and Regulations)

    1. Special provisions

      1. 63.Removal of dust or fumes

      2. 64.Meals in certain dangerous trades

      3. 65.Protection of eyes in certain processes

      4. 66.Shuttle threading by mouth suction

      5. 67.Prohibition of use of white phosphorus in manufacture of matches

      6. 68.Humid factories

      7. 69.Underground rooms

      8. 70.Basement bakehouses

      9. 71.Laundries

      10. 72.Lifting excessive weights

      11. 73.Prohibition of employment of female young persons where certain processes are carried on

      12. 74.Prohibition of employment of women and young persons in certain processes connected with lead manufacture

      13. 75.Provisions as to employment of women and young persons in processes involving use of lead compounds

    2. Special regulations for safety and health

      1. 76.Power to make special regulations for safety and health

    3. Supplementary provisions

      1. 77.Prohibition of importation and sale of materials and of articles made with prohibited materials

      2. 78.Power to take samples

      3. 79.Restriction on approval of plans for cotton cloth factories

  6. Part V Notification and Investigation of Accidents and Industrial Diseases

    1. 80.Notification of accidents

    2. 81.Power to extend to dangerous occurrences provisions as to notice of accidents

    3. 82.Notification of industrial diseases

    4. 83.Inquest in case of death by accident or industrial disease

    5. 84.Power to direct formal investigation of accidents and cases of disease

    6. 85.Duty of appointed factory doctor to investigate and report in certain cases

  7. Part VI Employment of Women and Young Persons

    1. Hours and Holidays

      1. 86.General conditions as to hours of employment of women and young persons

      2. 87.Weekly hours of work of young persons under 16

      3. 88.Notice fixing hours of employment

      4. 89.Overtime employment of women and young persons over 16

      5. 90.Supplementary provisions as to overtime

      6. 91.Restriction of employment inside and outside factory on same day

      7. 92.Prohibition of use of rooms during intervals

      8. 93.Prohibition of Sunday employment

      9. 94.Annual holidays

    2. Restriction on application of foregoing provisions of Part VI

      1. 95.Women holding positions of management

      2. 96.Power to suspend certain provisions in emergency

    3. Exceptions

      1. 97.Power to authorise employment in shifts

      2. 98.Revocation of authorisation under s.97

      3. 99.Employment of male young persons in shifts in certain industries

      4. 100.Exception for factories operating the five-day week

      5. 101.Exception as to hour of commencement of period of employment

      6. 102.Exception as to simultaneous hours for meals and rest

      7. 103.Exception as to employment during intervals

      8. 104.Exception as to use of rooms during intervals

      9. 105.Exception as to continuous employment of male young persons employed with men

      10. 106.Exception as to male young persons employed on repairing work

      11. 107.Exception as to Saturday

      12. 108.Exception as to holidays on different days for different sets

      13. 109.Exception as to Sundays and Saturdays in Jewish factories

      14. 110.Exception as to laundries

      15. 111.Exception as to manufacture of bread or flour confectionery or sausages

      16. 112.Exception as to preserving of fish, fruit and vegetables

      17. 113.Exception as to factories where milk is treated

      18. 114.Provision for protection of women and young persons employed under exceptions

      19. 115.Notices, registers, &c., relating to exceptions

    4. Regulation of employment of young persons in certain occupations

      1. 116.Regulation of employment of young persons in certain occupations

    5. Exemptions in interest of efficiency of industry or transport

      1. 117.Exemptions from provisions regulating hours of employment

    6. Certificate of fitness for employment of young persons

      1. 118.Certificate of fitness for employment of young persons

      2. 119.Power of inspector to require certificate of fitness for work

  8. Part VII Special Applications and Extensions

    1. Factories occupying parts of buildings

      1. 120.Tenement factories and parts of buildings let off as separate factories-fire provisions

      2. 121.Tenement factories-other provisions

      3. 122.Parts of buildings let off as separate factories-other provisions

    2. Electrical stations

      1. 123.Application of Act to electrical stations

    3. Institutions

      1. 124.Institutions

    4. Docks, wharves, quays, warehouses and ships

      1. 125.Docks, etc.

      2. 126.Ships

    5. Works of building and engineering construction

      1. 127.Building operations and works of engineering construction

    6. Lead processes carried on in places other than factories

      1. 128.Employment of women and young persons in places other than factories in processes connected with lead manufacture or involving the use of lead compounds

      2. 129.Use of lead paint in connection with buildings

      3. 130.Power to take samples of paint, etc.

      4. 131.Prohibition of employment of women and young persons in painting buildings with lead paint

      5. 132.Provisions supplementary to ss.129-131

  9. Part VIII Home Work

    1. 133.Lists of outworkers to be kept in certain trades

    2. 134.Employment of persons in unwholesome premises

  10. Part IX Wages

    1. 135.Particulars of work and wages to be given to pieceworkers

    2. 136.Prohibition of deductions from wages

  11. Part X Notices, Returns, Records, Duties of Persons Employed, and Application of Weights and Measures Acts

    1. 137.Notice of occupation of factory, and use of mechanical power

    2. 138.Posting of abstract of Act and notices

    3. 139.Provisions as to special regulations

    4. 140.General registers

    5. 141.Preservation of registers and records

    6. 142.Periodical return of persons employed

    7. 143.Duties of persons employed

    8. 144.Weights, measures and weighing and measuring instruments used in ascertaining wages

  12. Part XI Administration

    1. 145.Appointment and duties of inspectors and clerks and servants

    2. 146.Powers of inspectors

    3. 147.Extension of s.146 to warehouses

    4. 148.Power of entry of officers of fire authorities and fire brigades

    5. 149.Power of inspector to conduct proceedings

    6. 150.Certificate of appointment of inspector

    7. 151.Appointed factory doctors

    8. 152.Fees of appointed factory doctors

    9. 153.Provisions as to county and district councils

    10. 154.Prohibition of disclosure of information

  13. Part XII Offences, Penalties and Legal Proceedings

    1. 155.Offences

    2. 156.Fines for offences for which no express penalty provided

    3. 157.Power of court to order cause of contravention to be remedied

    4. 158.Fine for offence by parent

    5. 159.Forgery of certificates, false entries, and false declarations

    6. 160.Penalty on a person actually committing offence for which other person is primarily liable

    7. 161.Power of person primarily liable to exempt himself from liability

    8. 162.Proceedings against persons not primarily liable

    9. 163.Owner of machine liable in certain cases instead of occupier

    10. 164.Prosecution of offences and application of fines

    11. 165.Appeal from orders made on complaint

    12. 166.Special provisions as to evidence

    13. 167.Proceedings for offences in respect of employment of children

    14. 168.Service of documents

    15. 169.Power of county court or sheriff to modify agreements

    16. 170.Power of county court or sheriff to apportion expenses

    17. 171.Application of Arbitration Act, 1950

  14. Part XIII Application of Act

    1. 172.General application

    2. 173.Application to Crown

    3. 174.Mines and Quarries

  15. Part XIV Interpretation and General

    1. Interpretation

      1. 175.Interpretation of expression "factory"

      2. 176.General interpretation

    2. General

      1. 177.Promotion of health, safety and welfare

      2. 178.Certificates of birth

      3. 179.Inspection of certain premises

      4. 180.Regulations, rules and orders

      5. 181.Substitution of corresponding provisions for certain provisions of Factory and Workshop Act, 1901

      6. 182.General application to Scotland

      7. 183.Transitional provisions and repeals

      8. 184.Construction of references in other enactments to factories and workshops, etc. and exclusion of certain provisions of Public Health (London) Act, 1936

      9. 185.Short title, commencement and extent

    1. First Schedule

      Table of humidity

    2. Second Schedule

      Modifications of certain provisions in relation to factories occupying parts of buildings

    3. Third Schedule

      Powers to prescribe standards

    4. Fourth Schedule

      Procedure for making special regulations

    5. Fifth Schedule

      Provisions of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901, applicable in London and Scotland only and administered by district councils

    6. Sixth Schedule

      Transitional provisions

    7. Seventh Schedule

      Enactments repealed

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