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The Scaffolding Inspection Act.—1907. 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

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

9. (1) The Governor may, by Order in Council, rescind, amend, Power to rescind, &c., or add to the regulations in the Schedule to this Act, and may

regulations. 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

of Parliament, amendment, or addition shall continue to have any force or effect if 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.

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.

ll. There

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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.

THE

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THE SCHEDULE.

REGULATIONS RELATING TO SCAFFOLDING AND GEAR USED

IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. In these regulations “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 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 stage 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.

As TO SWINGING STAGE. Every scaffolding built or erected as a swinging stage shall be so constructed that it shall be capable of bearing three times the maximum weight required. The blocks used shall be of iron or wood, not less than four inches in diameter, and shall consist of double and single blocks. Good sound rope shall be used, and shall be not less than two and three-quarter inches in circumference.

Every such scaffold used as aforesaid shall be constructed of not less than twelve inches by two inches planking, running full length, and the width between supports shall be not more than fifteen feet. Supports shall be of wrought iron, two and one-half inches by one-half inch, carried around stage with loop on top to receive tackle, and bolted to planking with three-eighths inch bolts each end. A strong cleat shall be screwed to planking under centre.

Every such scaffold shall have overhead or wall attachments or weights securely fixed.

There shall be guard rail three feet from floor of not less than nine inches sectional area, and a fender board of not less than nine inches on the outside and at both ends. As to SCAFFOLDING FOR MAsuns, BRICKLAYERS, AND OTHER ARTISANS AND

LABORERS. In every scaffold erected for and used by masons, bricklayers, and other artisans and laborers the standards shall be not more than nine feet apart. Such standards shall be not less than five inches in diameter or twenty inches sectional area, and shall be embedded not less than twenty-four inches in the ground or in barrels filled with sand or earth : Provided that no scaffold erected for and used by masons and bricklayers shall be less than five planks wide.

Ledgers shall be not more than five feet apart, and not less than fifteen inches sectional area.

Putlocks shall be not less than five feet long and not less than twelve inches sectional area, and shall be of stringybark.

Scaffold boards shall be not less than one and one-half inches thick, and free from all defects. All planking shall be laid butting with one putlock at each end, and putlocks spaced not more than five apart.

All scaffolding erected on street frontages shall have guard boards on each stage, nine inches by one and one-half inches in size, and such guard boards shall be secured to standards. There shall also be a guard rail three feet high and not less than twelve inches sectional area on each stage.

Where buildings of more than one storey are being erected on street frontages, there shall be a guard board of not less than eighteen inches high, secured to standards. B--935

Bracing

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Bracing shall be not less than twelve inches sectional area, and shall be placed to the satisfaction of an inspector.

All scaffolding shall be secured by good sound rope of not less than one and threequarter inches circumference and fifteen feet in length, or by bolts not less than five-eighths of an inch in diameter. All lashings shall be properly wedged, and such wedging shall be tightened after rain.

Where buildings of more than than two storeys are being erected, such buildings shall, immediately after the joists are laid, have a temporary covering of close planking on joists or girders in cases where men are working underneath, except those portions needed for ladder ways and hoist ways.

All gangways shall be constructed to the satisfaction of an inspector.

As to INTERNAL SCAFFOLDING. In every scaffold erected inside any building or structure intended to be used and used by painters, plasterers, and other artisans and laborers, the ledgers shall be not less than fifteen inches sectional area, and not more than six feet six inches apart, with standards not more than nine feet apart and fifteen inches sectional area.

Bracing shall be not less than twelve inches sectional area, and shall be placed to the satisfaction of an inspector. The dimensions and sizes herein may be altered with the permission of the inspector.

As To LADDERS. Ladders shall be of clean oregon, larch, or other approved timber, with rungs of split stringybark or iron set at not more than nine inch centres in centre of stiles.

No batten ladder shall be used except on a roof as a creeper.
All ladders shall stand not less than six feet above staging.

All ladders shall be effectively lashed, and shall be stayed where their length exceeds twenty-two feet, but this shall not apply to painters, paperhangers, and decorators.

PENALTY. Any person failing to comply with or committing a breach of any of these regulations shall be liable to a penalty for each offence not exceeding Ten Pounds.

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

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An Act to empower the Governor to grant to The Municipal

Tramways Trust a Lease and Renewal thereof
of certain Crown Lands for the purposes of the
said Trust, and for other purposes.

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

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

1. This Act may be cited as “The Tramways Trust Crown Short title. Lease Act, 1907.”

2. Notwithstanding anything contained in “The Crown Lands Act, Governor may grant 1903," it shall be lawful for the Governor, and he is hereby expressly Crown lands to authorised, to lease to The Municipal Tramways Trust, established Tramways Trust. under “ The Municipal Tramways Trust Act, 1906,” all those pieces of Crown lands, firstly and secondly described in the Schedule hereto, for a term of forty-two years, at the yearly rental, as regards the said piece of Crown lands firstly described in the said Schedule, of an amount equal to Four Pounds per centum on the value thereof, calculated at Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds per acre; and, as regards the said piece of land secondly described in the said Schedule, at the yearly rental of an amount equal to Four Pounds per centum on the value thereof, calculated at One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds per acre; and, as regards both the said pieces of land, upon such terms and conditions and subject to such restrictions as shall be approved by the Governor, including a right of renewal, which renewal the Governor is hereby empowered to grant as from the ex

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