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The Distress for Rent Amendment Act.—1907.

premises in respect of which the rent is claimed has been demanded in writing, and where the distress is made not earlier than seven days after such demand.

Warrants, &c., exempted from stamp duty.

5. From and after the passing of this Act, and notwithstanding any other enactment, no warrant or authority to distrain shall be chargeable with any stamp duty.

Non-limitation of exemptions.

6. This Act shall be taken as providing for and supplementing exemptions, and not limiting any exemption already existing.

In the name and on behalf of His Majesty, I hereby assent to this Bill.

GEORGE R. LE HUNTE, Governor.

Adelaide : By authority, C. E. BRISTOW, Government Printer, North Terrace.

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EDWARDI VII REGIS.

A.D. 1907.

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No. 935.

An Act to provide for the Inspection of Scaffolding,

and for other purposes.

[Assented to, December 21st, 1907.] D E 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 Scaffolding Inspection Act, Short title. 1907.”

2. This Act shall have effect only within the areas comprised in Limitation of area of the Assembly Electoral Districts of No. 1, Adelaide District; No. 2, app Port Adelaide District; and No. 3, Torrens District; and which said Districts are set forth in the Third Schedule to “ The Constitution Act Amendment Act, 1901.”

Interpretations.

3. In this Act, except where inconsistent therewith-
“Gear” includes ladder, plank, rope, fastening, hoist-block,

pulley, hanger, sling, brace, or other movable contrivance of

a like kind: “ Inspector” means any inspector appointed under this Act, and

includes any acting or assistant inspector similarly appointed : “ Minister" means the Commissioner of Public Works or other

Minister of the Crown appointed to administer this Act:
“ Scaffolding” means any structure or framework of timbers,

planks, or other material built up and fixed to a height
exceeding sixteen feet from the horizontal base on which it is
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built up and fixed, and used or intended to be used for the support of workmen in erecting, demolishing, altering, repairing, cleaning, painting, or carrying on any other kind of work in connection with any building, structure, ship, or boat, and includes any swinging staye used or intended to be used for any of the purposes aforesaid ; but shall not include steps and planks and trestles and planks, usually used for painting, paperhanging, and decorating, and for riveting iron.

Appointment of inspectors.

4. The Governor may appoint one inspector, and such acting or assistant inspectors as he may think fit, to carry out the provisions of this Act; Provided that no person shall be appointed unless he has had at least four years' experience in the erection of scaffolding.

Notice to be given before scaffolding erected.

5. (1) Any person intending to erect scaffolding shall, at least twenty-four hours before commencing to erect the same, give notice in writing to the inspector of such his intention. Such notice shall be delivered at the office of the inspector. Any person failing to give such notice shall be liable on conviction to a penalty of not exceeding Five Pounds.

(2) In any case of emergency arising from damage caused by lightning, explosion, fire, rain, or storm, it shall not be necessary to allow any period to elapse after giving the notice required by subsection (1) hereof.

Provided that no notice shall be required to be given for the erection of any scaffolding on any ship or boat.

(3) The inspector shall have an office in the city of Adelaide.

Proviso.

Scaffolding and gear to be in accordance with regulations.

6. All scaffolding, and all gear used in connection therewith, shall comply with the requirements of the regulations in the Schedule to this Act, and shall be set up, erected, maintained, and used in accordance with such regulations.

Powers of an inspector.

7. (1) Whenever it appears to an inspector-
(a) That the use of any scaffolding or any gear used in connection

therewith would be dangerous to life or limb; or
That with regard to any scaffolding, or any gear used in con-
nection therewith, erected, or used, or in course of erection,
the requirements of the regulations in the Schedule to this

Act are not being complied with he may give such directions in writing to the owner or person in charge of such scaffolding or gear as he deems necessary to prevent accidents, or to ensure a compliance with such regulations, and such owner or person shall forthwith carry out such directions.

(2) Whenever any inspector gives any directions as aforesaid, he may also, at the same time or subsequently, order any persons

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forthwith to cease to use, or work in connection with, any scaffolding or gear until such directions have been complied with.

(3) There shall be an appeal to the Minister against the directions
of any inspector under this section, and such appeal must be lodged
in writing at the office of the Minister within twenty-four hours
from the receipt of such directions. The Minister may hear such
appeal, or appoint some person to do so, and such Minister or person
appointed by him shall make such order as may be deemed right
and proper, and such order when made shall be final.
(4) Any person who-
(a) Refuses or fails to comply with any direction given to him

by an inspector in pursuance of this section; or
b) Refuses or fails to comply with any order given to him by

an inspector to cease to use or work in connection with

any scaffolding or gear :
(c) Refuses to comply with any order made by the Minister or

person appointed by him as aforesaid:
shall be liable on conviction to a penalty of not exceeding Fifty
Pounds.

Penalties.

8. Any person who obstructs any inspector in the execution of Penalty for obstruct

ing inspector. any power or duty conferred or imposed on him by this Act shall be liable on conviction to a penalty of not exceeding Five Pounds.

Parliament.

9. (1) The Governor may, by Order in Council, rescind, amend, Power to rescind, &c.,

regulations. or add to the regulations in the Schedule to this Act, and may prescribe penalties for any breach thereof. Every such Order in Council shall be published in the Government Gazette, and laid before Parliament within fourteen days after such publication, or, if Parliament is not then sitting, within fourteen days after the commencement of the next ensuing Session,

(2) Notwithstanding any publication thereof, no such rescission, Proviso as to powers amendment, or addition shall continue to have any force or effect if of the same shall be disapproved, either wholly or in part, by resolution of either House of Parliament within thirty days after such rescission, amendment, or addition shall have been laid before Parliament, if Parliament shall be so long in Session: Provided that if Parliament shall not be in Session for thirty days after such rescission, amendment, or addition shall have been laid before it, then no such rescission, amendment, or addition shall continue to have any force or effect if disapproved by either House of Parliament within thirty days after the commencement of the next Session of Parliament.

House of Pisapproved continue to be

10. All penalties imposed by this Act may be recovered in a Legal procedure. summary way before any Special Magistrate or two Justices, under the provisions of the Ordinance No. 6 of 1850, or of any Act now in force, or hereafter to be in force, relating to the duties of Justices of the Peace with respect to summary conviction and orders.

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Appeal.

ll. There shall be an appeal from any conviction or order dismissing any information under this Act to the Local Court of Adelaide in its full jurisdiction, and such appeal shall be conducted in manner provided by the said Ordinance No. 6 of 1850 and the Act No. 298 of 1883-4 for appeals to Local Courts.

In the name and on behalf of His Majesty, I hereby assent to this Bill.

GEORGE R. LE HUNTE, Governor.

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