- Hoists and Lifts in a factory should be periodically inspected by the Competent Person.
- Lifting Machines, Chains, Ropes and Lifting Tackles in a factory should be periodically inspected by the Competent Person.
- Where process of grinding is carried on, a notice indicating the maximum safe working peripheral speed of every grind-stone or abrasive wheel etc., should be fixed to the revolving machinery.
- Where any plant or machinery or any part thereof is operated at a pressure above atmospheric pressure, effective measures should be taken to ensure that the safe working pressure of such plant of machinery or part is not exceeded.
- Floors, stairs and means of access should be soundly constructed and properly maintained.
- Pits, sumps opening in floor etc., should be either securely covered or fenced.
- No workman shall be employed in any factory to lift, carry or move any load so heavy as to be likely to cause him injury.
- Necessary protective equipment should be provided to protect the eyes of the workman, where the working involves risk of injury to the eyes.
- Adequate and suitable ‘washing facilities’ should be provided in every factory.
- Provision should be made to provide suitable places for keeping clothing not worn during working hours and for the drying of wet clothing.
- In every factory, suitable arrangements for sitting should be provided and maintained for all workers obliged to work in a standing position, in order that they may take advantage of any opportunities for rest which may occur in the course of their work.
- First-Aid Boxes with the prescribed contents should be provided and maintained so as to be readily accessible during all working hours at the rate of at least one Box for every 150 workmen.
- In every factory wherein more than 500 workers are employed there should be provided and maintained an Ambulance containing the prescribed equipment and in the charge of such medical and nursing staff.
- The Occupier should provide a canteen for the use of workers in every factory, where the number of workmen employed is more than 250.
- In every factory wherein more than 150 workers are employed adequate and suitable shelters or rest rooms and a suitable lunch room, with provision for drinking water, where workers can eat meals brought by them, should be provided and maintained for the use of the workers.
- In every factory wherein more than 30 women workers are ordinarily employed there should be provided and maintained a suitable room for the use of children under the age of six years of such women.
THE WORKING HOURS OF ADULTS
- Weekly Hours. No adult worker shall .be required or allowed to-work in a factory for more than forty-eight hours in any week.
- Daily Hours. No adult worker shall be required or allowed to work in a factory for more than nine hours in any working day. The daily maximum may be exceeded with the previous approval of the Chief Inspector, to facilitate change of shifts.-
- Intervals for Rest. The periods of work of adult workers in a factory each day shall be so fixed that no period shall exceed five hours arid that no worker shall work for more than five hours before he has had an interval for rest of at least half an hour. The State Government or the Chief Inspector may, by order in writing, and for reasons stated therein, increase the work period to six
- Spread over. The periods of work of an adult worker in a factory shall be arranged that inclusive of his intervals for rest under section 55, they shall not spread-over more than ten and half hours in any day. The Chief Inspector may for specified reasons increase the spread over up to twelve hours