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The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992


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Regulations 10 and 20



1.  No room in the workplace shall be so overcrowded as to cause risk to the health or safety of persons at work in it.

2.  Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1, the number of persons employed at atime in any workroom shall not be such that the amount of cubic space allowed for each is less than 11 cubic metres.

3.  In calculating for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule the amount of cubic space in any room no space more than 4.2 metres from the floor shall be taken into account and, where a room contains a gallery, the gallery shall be treated for the purposes of this Schedule as if it were partitioned off from the remainder of the room and formed a separate room.


4.  In workplaces where females work, there shall be at least one suitable water closet for use by females only for every 25 females.

5.  In workplaces where males work, there shall be at least one suitable water closet for use by males only for every 25 males.

6.  In calculating the number of males or females who work in any workplace for the purposes of this Part of this Schedule, any number not itself divisible by 25 without fraction or remainder shall be treated as the next number higher than it which is so divisible.

Regulation 27



ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1961 c. 34The Factories Act 1961Sections 1 to 7, 18, 28, 29, 57 to 60 and 69
1963 c. 41The Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963Sections 4 to 16
1956 c. 49The Agriculture (Safety, Health and Welfare Provisions) Act 1956Sections 3 and 5 and, in section 25, sub-sections (3) and (6)


TitleReferenceExtent of revocation
The Flax and Tow Spinning and Weaving Regulations 1906S.R. & O. 1906/177, amended by S.I. 1988/1657Regulation 3, 8, 10, 11 and 14
The Hemp Spinning and Weaving Regulations 1907S.R. & O. 1907/660, amended by S.I. 1988/1657Regulations 3 to 5 and 8
Order dated 5 October 1917 (the Tin or Terne Plates Manufacture Welfare Order 1917)S.R. & O. 1917/1035The whole Order
Order dated 15 May 1918 (the Glass Bottle, etc. Manufacture Welfare Order 1918)S.R. & O. 1918/558The whole Order
Order dated 15 August 1919 (the Fruit Preserving Welfare Order 1919)S.R. & O. 1919/1136, amended by S.I. 1988/1657The whole Order
Order dated 23 April 1920 (the Laundries Welfare Order 1920)S.R. & O. 1920/654The whole Order
Order dated 28 July 1920 (the Gut Scraping, Tripe Dressing, etc. Welfare Order 1920)S.R. & O. 1920/1437The whole Order
Order dated 9 September 1920 (the Herring Curing (Norfolk and Suffolk) Welfare Order 1920)S.R. & O. 1920/1662The whole Order
Order dated 3 March 1921 (the Glass Bevelling Welfare Order 1921)S.R. & O. 1921/288The whole Order
The Herring Curing (Scotland) Welfare Order 1926S.R. & O. 1926/535 (S.24)The whole Order
The Herring Curing Welfare Order 1927S.R. & O. 1927/813, amended by S.I. 1960/1690 and 917The whole Order
The Sacks (Cleaning and Repairing) Welfare Order 1927S.R. & O. 1927/860The whole Order
The Horizontal Milling Machines Regulations 1928S.R. & O. 1928/548The whole Regulations
The Cotton Cloth Factories Regulations 1929S.I. 1929/300Regulations 5 to 10, 11 and 12
The Oil Cake Welfare Order 1929S.R. & O. 1929/534Articles 3 to 6
The Cement Works Welfare Order 1930S.R. & O. 1930/94The whole Order
The Tanning Welfare Order 1930S.R. & O. 1930/312The whole Order
The Kiers Regulations 1938S.R. & O. 1938/106, amended by S.I. 1981/1152Regulations 12 to 15
The Sanitary Accommodation Regulations 1938S.R. & O. 1938/611, amended by S.I. 1974/426The whole Regulations
The Clay Works (Welfare) Special Regulations 1948S.I. 1948/1547Regulations 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9
The Jute (Safety, Health and Welfare) Regulations 1948S.I. 1948/1696, amended by S.I. 1988/1657Regulations 11, 13, 14 to 16 and 19 to 26
The Pottery (Health and Welfare) Special Regulations 1950S.I. 1950/65, amended by S.I. 1963/879, 1973/36, 1980/1248, 1982/877, 1988/1657, 1989/2311 and 1990/305Regulation 15
The Iron and Steel Foundries Regulations 1953S.I. 1953/1464, amended by S.I. 1974/1681 and 1981/1332The whole Regulations
The Washing Facilities (Running Water) Exemption Regulations 1960S.I. 1960/1029The whole Regulations
The Washing Facilities (Miscellaneous Industries) Regulations 1960S.I. 1960/1214The whole Regulations
The Factories (Cleanliness of Walls and Ceilings) Order 1960S.I. 1960/1794, amended by S.I. 1974/427The whole Order
The Non-ferrous Metals (Melting and Founding) Regulations 1962S.I. 1962/1667, amended by S.I. 1974/1681, 1981/1332 and 1988/165Regulations 5, 6 to 10, 14 to 17 and 20
The Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 (Exemption No. 1) Order 1964S.I. 1964/964The whole Order
The Washing Facilities Regulations 1964S.I. 1964/965The whole Regulations
The Sanitary Conveniences Regulations 1964S.I. 1964/966, amended by S.I. 1982/827The whole Regulations
The Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 (Exemption No. 7) Order 1968S.I. 1968/1947, amended by S.I. 1982/827The whole Order
The Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970S.I. 1970/535Regulation 17
The Sanitary Accommodation (Amendment) Regulations 1974S.I. 1974/426The whole Regulations
The Factories (Cleanliness of Walls and Ceilings) (Amendment) Regulations 1974S.I. 1974/427The whole Regulations
The Woodworking Machines Regulations 1974S.I. 1974/903, amended by S.I. 1978/1126Regulations 10 to 12
The Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act 1963 etc. (Metrication) Regulations 1982S.I. 1982/827The whole Regulations

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