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

    Section - 51 - Safety Regulations

    (1) The Minister may by legislative instrument make regulations-

    (a) providing for the supervision of persons employed;

    (b) prescribing particular means for fighting fire in respect of any class or description of premises to which this Act applies;

    (c) providing for the testing and examination of any means provided for fighting fire, and for the recording of particulars of the tests and examinations and of any defects found and action taken to remedy the defects;

    (d) prescribing the means of escape in case of fire to be provided in premises to which this Act applies;

    (e) providing for the fencing of and safety requirements to be observed in relation to any particular machinery;

    (f) prescribing conditions to be observed in the examination, lubrication or operation of any dangerous part of any machinery;

    (g) prescribing matters not to be taken into account in determining whether any part of machinery is as safe as it would be if securely fenced;

    (h) prohibiting the sale or hire of any machinery or plant which does not comply with any safety requirements specified in the regulations;

    (i) providing for the regular examination, testing and repair of hoists and lifts, and prescribing safety measures to be observed in relation to hoists and lifts;

    (j) providing in respect of all kinds of chains, ropes and lifting tackle for tables of safe working loads, testing, examination and annealing;

    (k) providing for the regular examination, testing and repair of all lifting machines, and prescribing safety measures to be observed in relation to lifting machines;

    (l) prescribing safety measures to be observed when work has to be done inside any confined space in which dangerous fumes are likely to be present;

    (m) providing for the examination and testing of steam boilers and steam receivers and all their fittings and attachments;

    (n) providing for the cleaning, examination and testing of air receivers;

    (o) prescribing standards of construction, specifications, safety requirements and safety measures to be observed in relation to steam boilers, receivers and containers and air containers;

    (p) prescribing the conditions under which steam boilers and steam receivers, whether new or previously used, may be taken into use;

    (q) prohibiting the employment of, or modifying or limiting the hours of employment of, all persons or any class of persons in connection with any manufacture, machinery, plant, equipment, appliance, process or description of manual labour which in his opinion is of such a nature as to cause risk of bodily injury or to be offensive to any persons employed in a factory, office or shop;

    (r) prohibiting, limiting or controlling the use of any material or process in any factory, office or shop, in the interest of the welfare or persons employed therein, or where in his opinion the use of such material or process may cause risk of bodily injury or be offensive to any persons employed therein;

    (s) modifying or extending with respect to any class of factory, office or shop any provision of this Act imposing safety requirements, where he is satisfied that such modification or extension is necessary to prevent risk of bodily injury to persons employed therein:

    (t) otherwise for carrying out the principles and purposes of this Part.

    (2) Regulations made under this section may impose duties on owners, employed persons and other persons, as well as on occupiers.