Factories Act, 1955


Preliminary and General.

Short title and commencement.

1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Factories Act, 1955.

(2) This Act shall come into operation on such day as the Minister appoints by order.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, if it is shown to the satisfaction of the Minister, as respects any particular requirement contained in Part III of this Act, that by reason of substantial expenditure involved through the necessity of providing new, or altering existing, buildings or plant, or on account of other special difficulties, it would be right in the case either of factories generally or of any class or description of factory that the requirement should not come into operation on the day appointed under subsection (2) of this section, he may by order postpone the date of coming into operation of the said requirement, as respects factories generally or that class or description of factory, until such date as he may think fit but not later than the two years after the day appointed under subsection (2) of this section, and any such order may direct that such corresponding provisions of any enactment repealed by this Act as may be specified in the order shall apply in lieu of the postponed requirement of this Act.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section section 127 of this Act shall come into operation on the passing of this Act.