for an Ambulance Room
(i) A glazed
sink with hot and cold water always available.
(ii) A table with a
smooth top at least 180 cm x 105 cm.
(iii) Means for sterilizing
(iv) A couch.
(v) Two stretchers.
(vi) Two buckets or
containers with close fitting lids.
(vii) Two rubber hot
(viii) A kettle and
spirit stove or other suitable means of boiling water.
(ix) Twelve plain wooden
splints 900 cm. x 100 cm. x 6 cm.
(x) Twelve plain wooden
splints 350 cm. x 75 cm. x 6 cm.
(xi) Six plain wooden
splints 250 cm. x 50 cm. x 12 cm.
(xii) Six woolen blankets.
(xiii) Three pairs
(xiv) One bottle of
spiritus annemiae aremations (120 ml.)
(xv) Smeeling sale
(xvi) Two medium size
(xvii) Six hand towels.
(xviii) Four "Kidney"
(xix) Four cakes of
toilet, preferably antiseptic soap.
(xx) Two glass tumblers
and two wine glasses.
(xxi) Two clinical
(xxii) Two tea spoons.
(xxiii) Two graduated
(120 ml.) measuring glasses.
(xxiv) Two minimum
(xxv) One wash bottle
(1000 cc) for washing eyes.
(xxvi) One bottle (one
litre) carbolic lotion 1 in 20.
(xxvii) Three chairs.
(xxviii) One screen.
(xxix) One electric
(xxx) Four first-aid
boxes or cupboards stocked to the standards prescribed in the Schedule.
(xxxi) An adequate
supply of anti-tetanus toxied.
pethidine, atrophine, adrenaline, coramine, novacan (6 each).
(xxxiii) Coramine liquid
antispasmodic (25 each).
(xxxv) Syringes with
needles-2 cc, 5 cc, 10 cc and 50 cc.
(xxxvi) Three surgical
(xxxvii) Two needle
holders, big and small.
needles and materials,
(xxxix) Three dissecting
(xl) Three dressing
(xli) Three scapels.
(xlii) One stethoscope.
(xliii) Rubber bandage-pressure
(xliv) Oxygen cylinder
with necessary attachments.
for a First-Aid box or cupboard
[See Regulation 101
(i) Twenty-four small sterilized
(ii) Twelve medium
size sterilized dressings.
(iii) Twelve large
size sterilized dressings.
(iv) Twelve large size
sterilized burn dressings.
(v) Twelve (15 gin)
packets of sterilized cotton wool.
(vi) One (200 ml) bottle
of cetrimide solution (1 per cent) or a suitable antiseptic solution.
(vii) One (200 ml)
bottle of mercurochrome (2 per cent) solution in water. (viii) One (200
ml) bottle of sal-volatile having the dose and mode of administration
indicated on the label.
(ix) One pair of scissors.
(x) One roll of adhesive
plaster (6 cm x 1 in).
(xi) Two roll of adhesive
plaster (2 cm. x 1 in).
(xii) Twelve pieces
of sterilized eye pads in separate sealed packets.
(xiii) A bottle containing
100 tablets (each of 325 mg.) of aspirin or any other analgesic).
(xiv) One polythene
wash bottle (500 cc) for washing eyes.
(xv) Twelve roller
bandages 10 cm. wide.
(xvi) Twelve roller
bandages 5 cm wide.
(xvii) Six triangular
(xviii) One tourniquet.
(xix) A supply of suitable
(xx) Two packets of
(xxi) Kidney tray.
(xxii) A snake-bite
(xxiii) One (30 ml)
bottle containing potassium permangenate crystals.
(xxiv) One copy of
first-aid leaflet issued by the Directorate General of Factory Advice
Service and Labour Institutes, Government of India, Bombay.
(See Regulation 18)
Permissible exposure in cases
of continuous noise
of exposure (continuous or a number of short-term exposures) per day
level in dBA
No exposure in excess of 115 dBA is to be permitted.
2. For any period of exposure
falling in between any figure and the next higher or lower figure as indicated
in column 1, the permissible sound pressure level Is to be determined
by extrapolation on a proportionate basis.
Scale for providing
latrines, urinals, washing and bathing facilities in a Dock
97 and 100)
One for every 50 dock
workers and minimum of 3 in each block.
One for every 100 dock
workers and minimum 4 urinals in each block.
Upto 200 dock workers
Over 200 dock workers
4 taps plus 1 tap for every 100 workers or part thereof.
Upto 200 dock workers-2
Above 200-Upto 500
dock workers-4 shower baths.
Over 500 dock workers
4 plus one shower bath for every 200 workers or part thereof with minimum
of 2 shower baths in a block.
(1) Plans and site plans
of the building to be constructed or adopted for use as a canteen shall
be submitted and got approved from the Chief Inspector.
(2) The canteen building
shall be constructed according to the approved plans and shall provide
accommodation for a dinning hall, kitchen, store rooms, pantry and washing
places separately for workers and for utensils. The minimum height of
the building shall not be less than 4 metres and all the walls and roofs
shall be of suitable heat resisting material and shall be water proof.
(3) The canteen building
shall be situated not less than 15 metres from any latrine, urinal or
any other source of dust, smoke or obnoxious fumes: Provided that the
Chief Inspector may in any particular case relax the provisions of this
rule to such an extent as may be reasonable in the circumstances and may
require measures to be adopted to secure the essential purpose of this
(4) In a canteen, the floor
and the inside walls upto a height of 1.25 metres from the floor shall
be made of smooth and impervious material, the remaining portion of inside
walls shall be made smooth by cement plaster or in any other suitable
(5) The doors, windows and
ventilators of a canteen building shall be of fly-proof construction and
shall allow adequate ventilation.
(6) The canteen shall be
adequately lighted at all times when any person has access to it
(7) In every canteen-
(a) (i) all inside walls of rooms and all ceilings and passages and
staircases shall be limewashed or colour washed at least once in each
year or painted once in three years dating from the period when last
lime washed or painted, as the case may be;
(ii) all wood work shall
be varnished or painted once in three years dating from the period
when last varnished or painted;
(iii) all interval structural
iron or steel work be varnished or painted once in three years dating
from the period when last varnished or painted:
Provided that inside walls
of the kitchen shall be lime-washed once in every four months.
(b) Records of dates on which lime-washing, colour- washing, varnishing
or painting is carried out shall be maintained in a register in a
form approved by the Inspector.
(c) The floor of all
rooms shall be kept clean at all times by sweeping and mopping.
(8) The precincts of the
canteen shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. Waste water
shall be carried away in a suitable covered drain and shall not be allowed
to accumulate so as to cause a nuisance. Covered receptacles shall be
provided and used for the disposal of garbage and the receptacles shall
be fully cleaned and disinfected once at least in every shift.
(9) Dining Hall:
(a) The dinning hall shall accommodate at a time at least 10 per
cent of the dock workers at any time in any dock or any part of dock
for which the canteen is provided:
Provided that in any
particular dock, the Chief Inspector may, alter the percentage of
workers to be accommodated in a canteen.
(b) The floor area of
the dining hall, excluding the area occupied by the service counter
and any furniture except tables and chairs, shall be not less than
one square metre per diner to be accommodated as prescribed in sub-rule
Provided that where it
is impracticable, owing to the lack of space to provide one square
metre of floor area for each person, such reduced floor area may be
provided as approved in writing by the Chief Inspector.
(c) A portion of the
dinning hall and service counter shall be partitioned off and reserved
for women workers in proportion to their numbers. Washing places for
women shall be separate and screened to secure privacy.
(d) Sufficient tables,
chairs or benches shall be available for the number of diners to be
accommodated as prescribed in sub-rule (a,.
(e) Soaps and towels
shall be provided at the washing places in the canteen for the use
of the workers.
(a) There shall be provided and maintained sufficient utensils, crockery,
cutlery, furniture and any other equipment necessary for the efficient
running of the canteen. Suitable uniforms of the employees serving
in the canteen shall be provided and maintained in clean condition.
(b) Food and food materials
shall be stored in flyproof cupboards and handled with the help of
wooden ladles or suitable metal forceps whichever is convenient. Vessel
used once shall be cleaned before being used again.
(c) The furniture, utensils
and other equipment shall be maintained in a clean and hygenic condition.
The service counter and all the dining tables shall have a top of
smooth and impervious materials. Suitable facilities including an
adequate supply of hot water shall be provided for cleaning of the
utensils and equipment
Rules relating to the appointment
of Welfare Officer prescribed under regulation 109 of the Dock Workers
(Safety, Health and Welfare) Regulations, 1989.
(1) Number of Welfare Officers:
(a) The Port Authority, Dock Labour Board and every other employer
shall appoint at least one Welfare Officer in every port where 500
or more dock workers are ordinarily employed. Provided that, where
the number of dock worker exceeds 2000 there shall be additional Welfare
Officer, as indicated in the scale given below:-
(i) 2000 to 5000
dock workers-2 Welfare Officers.
(ii) for every additional
5000 dock workers or fraction thereof over 500-1 Welfare Officer.
(b) Where there are more than one Welfare Officer appointed,
one of them shall be called the Chief Welfare Officer and the others
as Welfare Officers.
No person shall be appointed
as a Welfare Officer unless he or she:
(a) is a graduate from a recognised university,
(b) has either a degree
or diploma in social science from a recognised university or any other
institution recognised by Central Government in this behalf, and
(c) has adequate knowledge
of the language spoken by the majority of dock workers in the port
to which he/she is attached.
Provided that in the case
of a person who has been employed as a Welfare Officer for one year or
more before the day of commencement of these regulations, the Chief Inspector
may on request from the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or any other
employer may in writing relax all or any of the aforesaid qualifications,
subject to such conditions as he may specify in the order.
(3) Conditions of service:
(a) A Welfare Officer shall be given appropriate status as a member
of the executive staff of the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or
firm as the case may be.
(b) The conditions of
service of a Welfare Officer shall be the same as those of other members
of the staff or equivalent status under the Port Authority, Dock Labour
Board or firm, as the case may be:
Provided that in the case
of discharge or dismissal, the Welfare Officer shall have a right of appeal
to the Chief Inspector whose decision thereon shall be final and binding
on the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or firm, as the case may be.
This appeal shall be preferred within thirty days from the date of receipt
by the Welfare Officer of the order of discharge or dismissal.
(4) Duties of Welfare Officer:
The duties of the Welfare
Officer shall be-
(a) to ensure fulfilment on the part of the Port Authority, Dock
Labour Board or firm of obligations under the provisions of these
Regulations and maintaining a liaison with the Inspector;
(b) to ascertain what
further welfare facilities are needed, how best they can be provided
and make suggestions for their establishment;
(c) to make sure that
the available welfare facilities provided under the Regulation or
otherwise are being properly maintained and utilized.
(d) to ensure adequate
supervision of the amenities provided, especially as regards canteens,
rest rooms, washing and toilet facilities and drinking water;
(e) to examine grievances
voiced by the dock workers in respect of welfare facilities and other
(f) to ensure first aid,
medical treatment and other assistance for dock workers who are injured
in the course of their employment in dock work and are in need of
vocational rehabilitation due to disablement caused due to injury;
(g) to assist in the
organisation of recreational facilities and educational courses and
advise on individual personnel problems and education of children;
(h) to promote relations
between the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or a firm and dock workers
which will ensure productive efficiency as well as amelioration in
the working conditions and to help dock workers to adjust and adapt
themselves to their working environments;
(i) to take interest
in the working of Safety Committee of the Port; and
(j) to encourage and
assist in the organisation of Safety propagation, Safety Weeks, training
courses, suggestion schemes, safety awards, etc. and such other duties
as may be assigned by the Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or a firm
which have a bearing on the welfare of the dock workers.
(5) No Welfare Officer shall
deal with any disciplinary cases against workers or appear before a conciliation
officer in a court or tribunal on behalf of the management against a worker
The Chief Inspector may in
writing exempt any Port Authority, Dock Labour Board or any other employer
or a group of employers from any or all provisions of this regulation
subject to compliance with such alternative arrangements as may be approved