The Factories Act (Amendments) 2016

  1. All Industrial establishments employing 10 or more persons and carrying manufacturing activities with the aid of power / All Industrial establishments employing 20 or more persons and carrying manufacturing activities with the without aid of power come within the definition of Factory.
  2. Factories Act puts special emphasis on welfare, health and safety of workers. The Act is instrumental in strengthening the provisions relating to safety and health at work, providing for statutory health surveys, requiring appointment of safety officers, establishment of canteen, crèches, and welfare committees etc. in large factories.
  3. The Act also provides specific safe guards against use and handling of hazardous substance by occupiers of factories and laying down of emergency standards and measures. Only Amendments of Factories Act are provided for reference.

 

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