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ANNO SEPTIMO EDWARDI VII REGIS.

A.D. 1907.

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An Act to consolidate and amend the Law relating to

Factories, and for other purposes.

[Assented to, December 21st, 1907.] DE it Enacted by the Governor of the State of South Australia,

D with the advice and consent of the Parliament thereof, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Factories Act, 1907.”

Short title.

2. (1) This Act shall come into operation on a day to be fixed Date of operation. by Proclamation.

Division of Act.

ISION

3. This Act is divided into Parts and Divisions, as follows:-
PART 1.-Operation, Interpretation, and Repeal –

Division 1.-Operation of Act:
Division 11.— Interpretation:

DIVISION III. – Repeal.
PART 11.—Administration-

Division !. – Appointment of Officers :
Division 11.-- Registration of Factories:
Division 11.—Registration of Outside Workers.

Division 1V.— Records and Notices by Occupiers.
PART 111.- Powers and Duties of Factory Inspectors.

Part

ISION

The Factories Act.—1907.

ISION

Part IV.-Sanitation in Factories

Division 1.- Cleanliness and Overcrowding :
Division 11.—Safety, Conveniences, and appliances :
Division 11.—Sleeping-places :
Division 16.–Lime-washing:
Division 1.- Remedying Defects:

Division v1.—Meals of Employés.
Part v.-Special Provisions for Certain Trades-

Division 1.—Bakehouses:
Division 11.-— Dust-generating Factories :

Division 111.—Wet Spinning Rooms.
Part vi.— Regulation and Use of Machinery in Factories.

Division 1.-Fencing of Machinery:
DIVISION 11.--Grindstones:
Division III.—Restrictions as to Young Persons and

Females :
Division IV.-Accidents.
Part vil.—Restrictions regarding Employés in Factories-

Division 1.—Ages and Working Hours of Employés :
Division 11.– Working Hours in Factories where Chinese

Employed :
Division III.—Certification of Fitness for Employment of

Persons Under Sixteen Years :
Division IV.—Employment of Boys and Females as Type-

setters. Part VIII.—Wages Boards—

Division 1.- Appointment of Boards :
Division 11.— Records and Notices by Employers.
Division 111.—Mode of Appointment:
Division 16.–General Provisions relating to Constitution

of Boards:
Division 1.—Objects and Duties of Boards :
Division VI.--Piece-work Rates may be Fixed by

Employer:
Division VII.-Aged, Slow, and Infirm Workers:
Division VIII. - Duration, Publication, and Application of
Determinations :

DIVISION

The Factories Act.—1907.

Division 18.–Suspension of Determinations:
DIVISION

X.--Powers and Duties of Inspectors.

8.--Power
Division X1.-Minimum Wage and Prohibition of

Premiums and Guarantees.
Division XII. -General Provisions :

Division XIII.—Court of Industrial Appeals.
Part IX.- Regulations.
Parr X.—Legal Procedure-
Division 1.-Proceedings to try title of Member of

Board and Validity of Determination:
Division 11.-Evidence:
Division 11.–Summary Procedure and Penalties.

PART I.

ᏢᎪᎡᎢ Ꮧ. OPERATION, INTERPRETATION, AND REPEAL.

DIVISION 1. Division I.---Operation of Act.

Application of Act. 4. (1) This Act applies to the Metropolitan area.

Cf Factories Act, 1904, sec. 3; Factories Act, 1900, sec. 4; Vic. Act, No. 1975,

sec. 6. (2) The application of this Act, or of any part thereof, may Extension of (subject to section 5) be extended by Proclamation to any portion application of Act. of the State specified therein.

(3) No such Proclamation shall be issued until after the passing Resolution of both by both Houses of Parliament of a resolution affirming the desira- Houses required. bility of such extension.

(4) The Governor may, upon a resolution passed by both Houses Revocation of of Parliament affirming the desirability thereof, revoke, alter, or e vary any Proclamation made under subsection (2).

(5) When a determination of a Board has, pursuant to section 105, subsection (2), been applied to any locality or area outside the metropolitan area, this Act, so far as its provisions may be necessary to give effect to such determination, shall apply to such locality or area.

angion of Act*

5. The application of Parts I. to VII. inclusive shall not, as Exemptions from regards agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, or pastoral pursuits, application of Act.

Vic. Act No. 1975, or butter or cheese making, be extended to any employer or employé sec. engaged therein, or to any factory connected therewith.

Division II.

Interpretation.

DIVISION II. -INTERPRETATION. 6. In this Act, unless inconsistent with the context“ Act ”includes Regulations made hereunder:

“ Apprentice"

The Factories Act.—1907.

PART 1. DIVISION 11.

Apprentice” means and includes
(a) A person under twenty-one years of age who is bound

by indentures of apprenticeship, entered into prior
to the passing of this Act, which bind the em-
ployer to instruct such person, for a period of not
less than three years, in the particular process,
trade, business, occupation, or calling carried on by
such employer, or in any part thereof approved by

the Chairman ; and
(6) A person under the age of twenty-one years who is

bound by indentures of apprenticeship, entered
into after the passing of this Act, which bind the
employer to instruct such person in the particular
process, trade, business, occupation, or calling
carried on by such employer, or any part thereof
approved by the Chairman, and which indentures-
1. Are in the form prescribed by the order made

by the Board pursuant to section 93, sub

section vi.; and 11. Are entered into for the term prescribed by

such order ; or where no such term is prescribed, then for a term of not less

than three years: (c) A person bound by indentures of apprenticeship

approved by the Chairman under section 97, sub

section (1); and d) A person bound pursuant to section 97, subsection (2),

by indentures of apprenticeship which comply with the order made by the Board pursuant to section

93, subsection vi.: (e) Any person under the age of twenty-one years who has

completed his apprenticeship, such apprenticeship

having been for a term of not less than three years: “ Board” means the Wages Board appointed under this Act in

respect of the particular process, trade, business, occupa.

tion, or calling, or group, or part concerned :
“ Chairman ” means the Chairman of the Board:
“ Chief Inspector” means the Chief Inspector of Factories :
“ Child” means a person under the age of thirteen years :
“ Clothing or wearing apparel ” includes boots and shoes :
“ Factory” means and includes-
(1) Any premises or place within which or the precincts

thereof the occupier employs any one person at manual
labor which is exercised by way of trade or for
purposes of gain in or incidental to-
1. Any handicraft ;

II. The

section (2).

inticeship which

made b

Cf. 1 Ed. VII., c. 22, sec. 149.

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