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The Factories Act.—1907.
PART VI. DIVISION II.
Vic. Act 1976, sec. 61.
The provisions of section 47 shall, with the necessary modifications, apply hereto.
Division ul. Division III.--RESTRICTIONS AS to Young PERSONS AND FENALES. Management of
49. No occupier of a factory shall permit or suffer any male under elevators.
sixteen years of age or any female to have the care, custody, manageFactories Act, 1900, sec. 46.
” ment, or working of an elevator or lift in a factory. See N.S.W. Act, 1896, sec. 32.
50. (1) No occupier of a factory shall permit or suffer any male Restriction on employment under under eighteen years of age or any femalecertain age. Factories Act, 1900,
(a) To clean any mill gearing therein while toe same is in sec 46.
motion for the purpose of propelling any part of the Vic. Act No. 1975, sec. 62
manufacturing machinery; or See N.S.W. Act,
To work between the fixed and traversing part of any self1896, sec. 32.
acting machine while the machine is in motion by the
action of mechanical power. Penalty, Twenty Pounds.
Prohibition of young 51. (1) The Governor may, by order published in the Gazette, persons working at dangerous machinery. prohibit the employment in any factory of any person under the age Factories Act, 1900. of sixteen years at or in connection with any particular machinery or sec. 44.
class of machinery specified in such order as dangerous. Vic. Act No. 1976, (2) No occupier of a factory shall employ therein any person consec, 63.
trary to such order.
Penalty, Twenty Pounds. DIVISION IV.
Division IV.-ACCIDENTS. Notice of accidents in 52. (1) The occupier of a factory shall send written notice to factories. Factories Act, 1900. the nearest inspector when an accident occurs therein whichsec. 48.
(a) Causes loss of life to an employé; or N.S.W. Act, 1896, sec. 33.
(6) Incapacitates an employé for work for more than twentyVic. Act No. 1975, sec. 64.
four hours. Contents of notice. (2) Such notice shall —
(a) In case of death be sent forth with thereafter; and
expiration of such twenty-four hours:
injury, as the case may be, and the residence of the person killed or injured, or the place to which he has
been removed. Penalty, Five Pounds.
Inspector to inquire and report. Factories Act, 1900, sec. 49,
53. The inspector-
and inquire into the cause of such accident;
54. (1) Every
ahall, at each well hole, or Factories A
The Factories Act.—1907.
Division IV. 54. (1) Every occupier of a factory shall, at each floor thereof, Hoists and lifts to be protect the opening of every hoistway, elevator, lift, well hole, or protected
Factories Act, 1900, stairway with good and sufficient trapdoors or self-closing hatches
sec. 45. and safety catches, or such safeguards as an inspector may approve. See N.S.W. Act,
1896, sec. 31. (2) No occupier of a factory shall use or permit to be used therein
Unsafe or dangerous an elevator or lift which an inspector
elevator or lift.
Factories Act, 1900, (a) Considers dangerous; and
See N.S. W. Act, 1896, (6) Has given written notice to such occupier not to use.
sec. 31. Penalty, T'wenty Pounds.
55. (1) No occupier of a factory shall use or permit to be used Dangerous machinery therein any machine
Factories Act, 1900, (a) Which in the opinion of the Minister cannot be used without
See N.S.W. Act, No danger to life or limb; and
37, 1896, sec. 30. (6) The use whereof he has by written notice prohibited. Penalty, Fifty Pounds.
(2) The Minister shall, in writing, withdraw such prohibition when such machine has been repaired or altered to his satisfaction.
56. The Minister may confirm, modify, or annul any decision Minister may modify or notice given by an inspector under this part of this Act.
or annul terms. Factories Act, 1900, sec. 50.
PART VII. RESTRICTIONS REGARDING EMPLOYES IN FACTORIES.
Division 1.—AGES AND WORKING Hours of EMPLOYES. Division 1. 57. No occupier of a factory shall employ therein a child who No child to be
employed. has not
Factories Act, 1894, (a) Passed the compulsory educational standard ; and
Vic. Act 1976, sec. 37. (6) Obtained the permission of the Chief Inspector to be so See N.Z. Act, 1901,
sec. 25. employed. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
58. (1) All females, of whatever age, and all males under eighteen Definition of years of f age who work in a factory, whether for wages or not
for hire. (a) In a manufacturing process or handicraft; or
Vic. Act No. 1975, (6) In cleaning any part of a factory used for any manufacturing sec. 38.
process or handicraft ; or
nected with any manufacturing process or handicraft, or
The Factories Act.—1907.
PART VII. Division 1.
shall, save as otherwise herein provided, be deemed to be employed by the occupier.
(2) For the purposes of this Act an apprentice shall be deemed to work for hire.
59. No occupier of a factory shall employ a person under employment in mirror o; and white lead mirror eighteen years of age in any part of such factory in which there is making.
carried onVic. Act No. 1975, sec. 39.
(a) The process of silvering of mirrors by the mercurial process;
(b) The process of making white lead. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
60. No occupier of a factory shall employ a male under fourteen years of age or a female under eighteen years of age in any part of such factory in which the process of melting or annealing glass is carried on. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
61. No occupier of a factory shall employ therein a girl under
Restriction of employment in metal. grinding and lucifer match-dipping. Vic. Act No. 1975, sec. 39.
62. No occupier of a factory shall employ a person under sixteen years o age in any part of such factory in which is carried on —
(a) Any dry grinding in the metal trade ; or
(6) The dipping of lucifer matches Penalty, Ten Pounds.
Restriction of employment in metal trades. Vic. Act. No. 1975, sec. 39.
63. No occupier of a factory shall employ in fustian cutting or in any grinding in the metal trades other than dry-grinding a person under the age of fourteen years Penalty, Ten Pounds.
64. The occupier of a factory shall affix and keep affixed, in legible characters, in some conspicuous place therein, and so as to be easily read by the employés, a copy of such of the sections 59, 60, 61, 62, and 63 as are applicable to such factory, such notices to be supplied by the Minister. Penalty, Ten Pounds.
65. (1) No The Factories Act.—1907.
DIVISION 1. 65. (1) No occupier of a factory, shall, except as in subsection Working hours for (2) provided, employ or authorise or permit to be employed therein
young persons. any child, young person, or woman
(a) For more than forty-eight hours in any one week; or
Factories Act, 1906, sec. 56. Vic. Act No. 1975, sec, 40.
(2) In order to meet an unforeseen press of work, the hours of Provision for
i unforeseen press of employment mentioned in subsection (1) may be exceeded, as regards women and boys over fourteen years of age, but subject to the
Conditions. following conditions:
(a) The hours of employment shall not exceed fifty-five hours in
(6) The aggregate number of hours of employment above forty
eight hours per week shall not exceed one hundred hours
in any one year:
such extra working, give to the Chief Inspector
11. Give to the Chief Inspector with such notice a full
statement, signed by such occupier, of the facts on
III. Pay overtime for each day on which he avails himself
of the provisions of this section to each wage worker
IV. Pay not less than Six Pence tea money to every such
person employed after six o'clock in the evening:
Penalty, for the first offence Five Pounds, and for any subsequent offence Twenty Pounds.
66. (1) The Minister shall give notice in writing to such Dissatisfaction of occupier if he is not satisfied that such working was in fact for Minister. the purpose of meeting an unforeseen press of work.
Factories Act, 1906,
sec. 56, ss. (). (2) Unless such occupier, within one month, satisfies the Minister Vic. Act No. 1975, that such working was in fact for such purpose, the Minister shall sec. direct the Chief Inspector to record that such working was not in fact for such purpose.
chreved to be
The Factories Act.—1907. DIVISION I. Occupier to forfeit 67. No occupier shall be entitled to avail himself of the right to work overtime provisions of section 65 if the Minister directs such record to be in certain cases. Factories Act, 1906, made in regard to such occupier three times within any period of seo. 56.
twelve months. Vic. Act No. 1975, sec. 40. Suspension of sec. 65. 68. (1) The Minister may, upon payment of the prescribed fee,
by notice under his hand published in the Gazette, suspend the sec. 56.
operation of section 65— Vic. Act No. 1975, (a) In any factory, and sec. 46.
(6) In all factories of a particular description : Conditions of sus (2) Every suspension under subsection (1) shall be made subject to pension.
such conditions as may be prescribed. Limit of suspension. (3) No such suspension shall have any force or effect for more
than two months. Revocation of
(4) The Minister may, upon breach of any of such conditions, suspension.
revoke such suspension by a notice posted to the occupier affected thereby and published in the Gazette.
69. On any day all persons under sixteen years of age, and all women employed in any capacity in a factory, shall (meal times excepted) be deemed to be employed therein from the time when they commence work until the time they leave the factory.
Hours of work, how
70. All the time in any day or week during which any child, young person, or woman is employed at work of any description for an occupier shall count in calculating the hours of employment under section 65.
Employés not to be
71. (1) No occupier shall, nor shall the wife or child of such occupier(a) Directly or indirectly, for any consideration, keep or receive
as boarders or lodgers any adult in his employ whose wages
are fixed by a Board ; or (6) Have any share or interest in the keeping of a lodging-house
in which any such adult boards or lodges. (2) The provision of subsection (1) shall not apply to chemists' shops, coffee-houses, confectioners, eating-houses, fish and oyster shops, fruit and vegetable shops, restaurants, tobacconists' shops, booksellers and news agents' shops, and cooked meat other than tinned meat shops.
(3) The Chief Inspector may, subject to such conditions as he may impose, allow any such occupier, or his wife or child, to accept money for board or lodging from an employé.
(4) Except as in this section provided, no such employé shall pay to any such occupier, or his wife or child, any sum of money whatever for board or lodging, or give credit therefor. Penalty, Ten Pounds.