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The Factories Act.—1907.

sec. 28.

(2) No room or place connected with or in the same enclosure as Part 1v. any such factory shall be used as a sleeping place, unless such Division II. sleeping place is effectually separated from the factory by a Vic. Act No. 1975, substantial wall or partition extending from the floor to the ceiling

(3) No person shall let or occupy, or continue to let, or knowingly suffer to be occupied, any factory, room, or place contrary to this section, Penalty, for the first offence Two Pounds, and for every subsequent offence Five Pounds.

Division IV.- LIME-WASHING.

DIVISION IV. 36. (1) The Chief Inspector may, by notice under his hand, Lime-washing of

und mi interior of factories. require the occupier of a factory to cause to be lime-washed, or interio

Vic. Act No. 1975, washed with some wash liquid approved by the Chief Inspector— sec. 30.

(a) All the internal wall surfaces of such factory; and
(6) All the ceilings or the internal surface of the roof where

not ceiled:
which have not been painted with oil paint or varnished once at
least within the seven years prior to the service of such notice.

(2) In the case of surfaces or ceilings which have been so painted or varnished, the Chief Inspector inay in like manner require such occupier to cause the same to be washed with hot water and soap once at least within every two years, to date from the period when last painted or so washed.

(3) A factory in respect whereof there is a contravention of this section shall be deemed to be not kept in conformity with this Act.

(1) This section shall not apply to blacksmiths', agricultural implement makers', and wheelwrights' shops, foundries, saw-mills, bone-mills, tanneries, rope-walks, smelting works, chaff-cutting, corn-crushing, wool-washing, or boiler-making establishments.

37. (1) An occupier served with a notice under section 36 may Appeal to Minister. appeal to the Minister.

Vic., Act No. 1975,

sec, 30. (2) The Minister may(a) Cancel such notice and direct the Chief Inspector to serve a

fresh notice; or (6) Dismiss the appeal.

Div!SION V.-REMEDYING DEFECTS.

DIVISION V. 38. (1) Where it appears to an inspector that any act, neglect, Notices by inspector or default, in relation to any drain, watercloset, earthcloset, privy, to

of earthcloset privy to Board of Health of

· P . sanitary defects in aslipit, water supply, nuisance, or other matter in a factory is factory. punishable or remediable under the health laws, but not under this Vic. Act No. 1975, Act, such inspector shall give notice in writing of such act, neglect, sec. 29. or default to the Board of Health for the district in which such factory is situate.

(2) Such

PART IV.

The Factories Act.—1907.
Division v.
Board to act.

(2) Such Board shall thereupon make such inquiry and take such

action as to such Board may seem proper. Power of inspector. (3) An inspector may, for the purposes of this Act or the health

laws, take with him into a factory an officer of health, inspector of nuisances, or other officer of the Board.

(4) Any such officer of health, inspector of nuisances, or other officer of the Board may, at all reasonable times, enter and inspect

any factory. DIVISION VI.

Division VI.—Meals OF EMPLOYÉS. Interval for meals. 39. (1) No employer shall. except when the operation of this Vic. Aci No. 1976 of section is suspended, employ continuously in any factory for more 1:05, sec. 31.

than five hours, without an interval of at least half an hour for a Factories Act, 1894, meal, any woman, young person, or child.

Penalty, Five Pounds.

(2) The Minister may suspend the operation of this section whenever, in his opinion, the exigencies of trade so require.

(3) A notification of such suspension shall be published in the Gazette.

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Meals not to be taken 40. (1) No occupier of a factory shall permit or suffer any person in room where employés are working employed therein to take any meal in any room in such factoryor in certain cases where employés have (a) In which any manufacturing process or handicraft is then been working

being carried on; or Vic. Act No. 1976 of 1905, sec. 32.

(6) In which persons employed are then engaged in their em

ployment. (2) An inspector may exempt from the provisions of this section any factory which is of open construction, and in connection with which the occupier has provided a meal-room approved by the inspector.

(3) No occupier of a factory in which is carried on any manufacturing process, handicraft, or employment declared by the Governor to be noxious shall permit or suffer any person to take a meal in any room therein in which any person has during the day been employed.

(4) Every occupier mentioned in subsection (3) shall provide a fit and proper room where his employés may take their meals. Penalty, Five Pounds.

(5) The Minister may, by written licence, exempt the occupier of a factory from providing a meal-room.

PART v.

Division 1.

ᏢᎪᎡᎢ V.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN TRADES.

Division I.--BAKEHOUSES.
41. (1) The occupier of every bakehouse-
(a) In which bread or pastry is baked for sale or gain; and

(6) Which

Lime-washing, painting, and washing of the interior of bakehouses.

PART v. DIVISION 1. Vic. Act No. 1975, sec. 33. New Zealand Act 1901, sec. 42.

The Factories Act.—1907. (6) Which is situated within a city, town, or township, shall either paint with oil paint, or varnish, or wash with lime, or some other wash liquid approved by the Chief Inspector, all the internal wall surfaces, ceilings, and internal surface of the roof, where not ceiled, of such bakehouse.

(2) Where paint or varnish is used, there shall be three coats thereof, and the same shall be renewed once at least in every seven years, and shall be washed with hot water and soap once at least in every twelve months.

(3) Where limewash or other approved wash liquid is used the same shall be renewed once at least in every six months.

(4) A bakehouse in respect of which there is a contravention of this section shall be deemed to be not kept in conformity with this Act.

42. (1) No place on the same level with any such bakehouse and Provision as to forming part of the same building shall be used as a sleeping place

sleeping places

near bakehouses.
(a) Unless such sleeping place is effectually separated from the Vic. Act No. 1975,

bakehouse by a partition extending from the floor to the sec. 34
ceiling; and

New Zealand Act,

1901, sec. 42. (6) Unless there is an external glazed window of at least nine

superficial feet in area, of which at least four and a half

superficial feet are made to open for ventilation. (2) No person shall let or occupy, or continue to let, or knowingly suffer to be occupied, any place contrary to this section. Penalty, for the first offence One Pound, and for every subsequent offence Five Pounds.

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DIVISION JI.

Division II.-Dust-GENERATING FACTORIES. 43. (1) The Chief Inspector may order that a fan or other Provision as to

af ventilation by fan properly constructed mechanical means for preventing inhalation of in factories dust by the workers be provided by the occupier, and continuously vie tot N 1038 used in every factory, when

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(a) Any process is carried on by which dust is generated, and

by the workers inhaled to an injurious extent; and
(6) In the opinion of the Chief Inspector such inhalation would

be to a great extent thereby prevented. (2) Such order shall specify

(a) The mechanical means to be provided; and

(6) The time allowed for providing same. (3) A factory in which such order is not complied with shall be deemed to be not kept in conformity with this Act.

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PART v. DIVISION III.

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Vic. Act No. 1975,
sec. 36.

The Factories Act.—1907.

Division III.-WET SPINNING Rooms.
44. (1) No occupier of a factory shall employ any female or any
male under eighteen years of age in any part of such factory in
which wet spinning is carried on, unless sufficient means be con-
tinuously used

(a) For protecting the workers from being wetted ; and
(6) Where hot water is used, for preventing the escape of steam

into the room occupied by the workers.
(2) A factory in which such means are not continuously used
shall be deemed to be not kept in conformity with this Act.

PART VI.

PART VI.
REGULATION AND USE OF MACHINERY IN

FACTORIES.
Division I.— Fencing OF MACHINERY.
45. Every inspector under this part of this Act shall be a

DIVISION 1.

Inspector to be a qualified mechanic. Factories Act, 1900. sec. 41.

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46. (1) No occupier of a factory shall permit the traversing carriage of any self-acting machine therein to run out within a distance of eighteen inches from any fixed structure not being part of the machine, if the space over which it so runs out is a space through which any person is likely to pass. (2) The occupier of a factory shall securely fence or safeguard — (a) All dangerous parts of the machinery therein, and in

particular: (6) Every hoist or teagle near to which any person is liable to

pass or to be employed, and every fly-wheel directly connected with the steam, gas, oil, electric, water, or other mechanical power, whether in the engine-house or not,

and every part of a steam-engine and water-wheel; and (c) Every wheel-race, unless the same be securely fenced close to

the edge of the wheel. race; and (d) Every part of the mill gearing, unless the same be in such

position or of such construction as to be equally safe to

every person employed in the factory. (3) Such occupier shall cause all fencing and safeguards to be constantly maintained in an efficient state while the parts required to be fenced or safeguarded are in motion or use for the purpose of any manufacturing process.

(4) A factory in which the above provisions are not observed shall be deemed to be not kept in conformity with this Act.

47. (1) An

The Factories Act.1907.

structures upon

47. (1) An inspector shall serve on the occupier of a factory a Part vi. notice requiring him to fence or safeguard, and keep fenced or Division 1. safeguarded

Fencing of other

dangerous (a) Any part of the machinery therein:

machinery and 1. To which the provisions of section 46 do not apply; and

notice given by

inspector. II. Which is not securely fenced ; and

Vic. Act No. 1975,

secs. 59 and 60. III. Which is so dangerous as to be likely to cause bodily

injury to any employé; and (b) Any vat, pan, or structure; and

(c) Any stairway, staging, or place over, on, or near to which any person is liable to be or pass, and which, in the opinion of the inspector, is dangerous.

(2) Such occupier may, within seven days after the receipt of the notice, serve on the inspector a requisition to refer the matter to

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(3) If the arbitrators or their umpire decide that it is unnecessary or impossible to comply with the notice

(a) They shall cancel the notice; and
(6) The occupier need not comply therewith ; and

(c) The Minister shall pay the expenses of the arbitration.
(4) If the occupier-
(a) Does not within the said seven days serve on the inspector

a requisition to refer the matter to arbitration; or (6) Does not appoint an arbitrator within the time prescribed ; or if neither the arbitrators nor the umpire decide that it is unnecessary or impossible to comply with the notice, such occupier shall comply therewith, or with the same as modified by the award.

(5) The expenses of the arbitration in the case mentioned in subsection (4) shall be paid by the occupier, and shall be recoverable from him by the inspector in any Court of competent jurisdiction.

(6) If the award modifies the notice, the expenses of the arbitra. tion shall be in the discretion of the arbitrators or umpire.

(7; A factory in which the above provisions are not observed shall be deemed to be not kept in conformity with this Act.

Division II.-GRINDSTONES.

DIVISION II. 48. (1) An inspector shall serve on the occupier of a factory a Fixing of grindstonos

,,fy any opindotone securely and replacing notice requiring him to replace or to properly fix any grindstone få

faulty grindstone. worked by mechanical power, which is so faulty or so fixed as to be dangerous.

(2) The

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