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

    Section - 60 - Liability for Contravention

    (1) Except where otherwise expressly provided, the occupier shall be responsible for the observance of the requirements of this Act and of any regulation made thereunder.

    (2) Any occupier or owner who contravenes or fails to comply with any requirement of this Act or any regulation made thereunder for which he is made responsible by this Act or any such regulation shall, subject as hereinafter provided, be guilty of an offence.

    (3) Any person who contravenes any regulation made under this Act which expressly imposes a duty on him shall be guilty of an offence and the occupier or owner, as the case may be, shall not be guilty of an offence by reason only of that contravention unless it is proved that he failed to take all reasonable steps to prevent it.

    (4) If an occupier avails himself of any special exemption allowed by or under this Act and fails to comply with any of the conditions attached to the exemption, he shall be deemed to have contravened this Act.

    (5) Where an offence under this Act committed by a corporate body is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to have been facilitated by any neglect on the part of, any officer of that corporate body, he, as well as that corporate body, shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.