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Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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137Notice of occupation of factory, and use of mechanical power.N.I.

(1)Subject to subsection (3), every person who begins to occupy or to use any premises as a factory shall, not less than one month before he does so, serve on the chief inspector a written notice stating the name of the occupier or the title of the firm, the postal address of the factory, the nature of the work, whether mechanical power is to be used and, if so, its nature, the name of the district council within whose district the factory is situated and such other particulars as may be prescribed.

(2)Subject to subsection (3), not less than one month before the date on which mechanical power is first used in a factory the occupier shall serve on the chief inspector a written notice stating the nature of the mechanical power.

(3)A person may begin to occupy, or to use any premises as, a factory, and mechanical power may be first used in a factory, less than one month after the notice required by the foregoing provisions of this section has been served, if the chief inspector gives written permission; and a person may also begin to occupy a factory less than one month after the notice has been served or before serving the notice, if he takes over from another person without changing the nature of the work and the notice is served as soon as practicable and in any case within one month of his taking over.

(4)If a person begins to occupy, or to use any premises as, a factory before he is entitled to do so under the foregoing provisions of this section, or if a person entitled thereunder to occupy a factory before giving notice fails to give the required notice within the time allowed, he shall be guilty of an offence …F1.

Subs. (5) rep. by SR 1979/246

F1SR 1979/246

Ss. 138, 139 rep. by SR 1996/512

140General registers.N.I.

(1)There shall be kept in every factory or in such place outside the factory as may be approved by the chief inspector, a register in the prescribed form, called the general register, and there shall be entered in or attached to that register—

(a)the prescribed particulars as to the young persons employed in the factory; and

(b)the prescribed particulars as to the washing, whitewashing or colour washing, painting or varnishing, of the factory; and

  • Para. (c) rep. by SR 1986/247

  • Para. (d) rep. by 1990 NI 2

(e)all reports and particulars required by any other provision of this Act to be entered in or attached to the general register; and

(f)such other matters as may be prescribed.

Subs. (2) rep. by SR 1986/350

(3)The occupier of a factory shall send to an inspector such extracts from the general register as the inspector may from time to time require for the purpose of the execution of his duties under this Act.

141Preservation of registers and records.N.I.

The general register and every other register or record kept in pursuance of this Act shall be preserved and shall be kept available for inspection by any inspector or by [F2 an employment medical adviser] for at least two years, or such other period as may be prescribed for any class or description of register or record, after the date of the last entry in the register or record.

Ss. 142, 143 rep. by SR 1979/246

S. 144 rep. by 1967 c.6 (NI)

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