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Factories Act (Northern Ireland) 1965

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119Tenement factories—other provisionsN.I.

(1)Subject to the following provisions of this section, the owner (whether or not he is one of the occupiers) of a tenement factory shall, instead of the occupier, be responsible for any contravention of the following provisions of this Act, that is to say—

(a)the provisions of Part I with respect to the drainage of floors, sanitary conveniences, cleanliness, overcrowding, temperature, ventilation and lighting;

(b)the provisions of Part II with respect to the provision and maintenance of fencing and safety appliances, the construction, maintenance, testing and examination of machinery or plant, the construction and maintenance of floors, passages and stairs, …F1;

(c)the provisions of Part III;

Para. (d) rep. by SR 1990/374

(e)the provisions of Part V;

  • Para. (f) rep. by 1990 NI 2

  • Para. (g) rep. by SR 1996/512

and for the purposes of those provisions the whole of a tenement factory shall be deemed to be one factory in the occupation of the owner.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to any contravention arising from the use in a tenement of any fencing, appliances, machinery or plant, if the use is a matter outside the control of the owner.

(3)Subsection (1) does not apply to a contravention in rooms occupied by only one tenant—

(a)of the provisions of Part I with respect to cleanliness, overcrowding, temperature, ventilation and lighting; or

Para. (b) rep. by SR 1990/374

unless the contravention arises from a failure to carry out any necessary structural work or from any defect in any machinery, plant or fixtures belonging to the owner; and does not apply to a contravention in any such room of the provisions of Part V.

(4)Subsection (1) does not apply to a contravention of the provisions of Part III unless it arises from any such failure or defect as is mentioned in subsection (3).

Subs. (5) rep. by 1990 NI 2

(6)The provisions of this Act shall, so far as they are applicable and have not been applied by the foregoing provisions of this section, apply to any part of a tenement factory which is not comprised within any of the separate factories as if that part were a factory and the owner were the occupier thereof.

Subs. (7) rep. by SR 1979/246

F1SR 1979/246

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