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Public Health Act (Northern Ireland) 1967

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6Power to prohibit certain work on premises where notifiable disease occurs.N.I.

(1)Where a notifiable disease occurs on any premises, [F1the Regional Agency] may, whether the person suffering from the disease has been removed from the premises or not, by notice prohibit any work to which this section applies from being given out to any person living or working on those premises, or on such part thereof as may be specified in the notice.

(2)A notice under this section may be expressed to operate for a specified time or until the premises to which it relates or any part thereof specified in the notice have been disinfected to the satisfaction of [F2the Director of Public Health], or may be expressed to be inoperative so long as any other reasonable precautions specified in the notice are taken.

(3)A notice under this section shall be served on the occupier of any factory or other place from which work is given out, and on any agent or independent contractor employed or engaged by any such occupier.

(4)If any occupier, agent or independent contractor on whom a notice under this section has been served fails to comply with the requirements of the notice, he shall be guilty of an offence under this Part.

(5)The work to which this section applies is the making, cleaning, washing, altering, ornamenting, finishing or repairing of wearing apparel, bed clothing, handkerchiefs and napery and any work incidental thereto, and to such other classes of work as the Ministry may prescribe.

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