FACTORIES, OFFICES AND SHOPS ACT - 1970 (ACT 328)

    Section - 13 - Cleanliness

    (1) Every factory, office and shop and all furniture, furnishing and fittings therein shall be kept in a clean state.

    (2) Accumulations of dirt and refuse shall be removed daily from the floors and benches of workrooms, and from staircases and passages.

    (3) The floor of every office, shop and workroom shall be cleaned at least once a week by washing, sweeping or some other suitable and effective method.

    (4) In every factory, all inside walls and partitions, and all ceilings or tops of rooms, and all walls, sides and tops of passages and staircases shall-

    (a) where they have a smooth impervious surface, be washed with hot water and soap or otherwise suitably cleaned at least once in every twelve months;

    (b) where they are varnished or painted with oil paint, be revarnished or repainted at least once in every five years, and at least once in every twelve months be washed with hot water and soap or otherwise suitably cleaned; and

    (c) in other cases, be whitewashed or colour-washed at least once in every twelve months.

    (5) Where the Chief Inspector is satisfied that any provision of this section is inappropriate in relation to any premises, he may by certificate in writing exempt those premises from such provision.