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

    Section - 53 - Dangerous Premises

    1) Where on complaint by an Inspector a court is satisfied that any factory, office or shop or any part thereof is in such a condition, or is so constructed or placed, that any process or work carried on or intended to be carried on therein cannot be so carried on with due regard to the safety and health of the persons employed, the court may by order prohibit the use thereof for the purpose of that process or work.

    (2) An order made by a court under this section may-

    (a) prohibit the carrying on of any process or work either indefinitely or until such steps have been taken as may be specified in the order to enable the process or work to be carried on with due regard to the safety and health of the persons employed, and

    (b) be revoked or varied on the application by way of complaint of the occupier or owner of the premises:

    Provided that on any such application an Inspector shall be entitled to be heard.

    (3) If any process or work is carried on in any factory, office or shop or any part thereof in contravention of an order of the court made under this section, the occupier of the premises shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand cedis or to imprisonment not exceeding nine months, or to both. [As amended by the Factories, Offices and Shop (Amendment) Law, 1991 (PNDCL 275), s.1(e)].