|.||THE FACTORIES ACT [Act No. 63 of 1948] As amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987]||.|
|.||CHAPTER IV, Safety||.|
28. Hoists and lifts
(1) In every factory :-
(a) every hoist shall be :-
(b) every hoistway and liftway shall be sufficiently protected by an enclosure fitted with gates, and the hoist or lift and every such enclosure shall be so constructed as to prevent any person or thing from being trapped between any part of the hoist or lift and any fixed structure or moving part;
(c) the maximum safe working load shall be plainly marked on every hoist or lift, and no load greater than such load shall be carried thereon;
(d) the cage of every hoist or lift used for carrying persons shall be fitted with a gate on each side from which access is afforded to a landing;
(e) every gate referred to in clause (b) and clause (d) shall be fitted with inter-locking or other efficient device to secure that the gate cannot be opened except when the cage is at the landing and that the cage cannot be moved unless the gate is closed.
(2) The following additional requirements shall apply to hoists and lifts used for carrying persons and installed or reconstructed in a factory after the commence- ment of this Act, namely:-
(3) The Chief Inspector may permit the continued use of a hoist or lift installed in a factory before the commencement of this Act which does not fully comply with the provisions of sub-section (1) upon such conditions for ensuring safety as he may think fit to impose.
(4) The ![State] Government may, if in respect of any class or description of hoist or lift, it is of opinion that it would be unreasonable to enforce any require- ments of sub-sections (1) and (2), by order direct that such requirement shall not apply to such class or description of hoist or lift.
61[Explanation: For the purposes o f this section, no lifting machine or appliance shall be deemed to be a hoist or lift unless it has a platform or cage, the direction or movement of which is restricted by a guide or guides.]
! Subs. for "Provincial"
by the Adaptn. of Laws Order, 1950