Factories Act, 1955

Sanitary conveniences.

17.—(1) Sufficient and suitable sanitary conveniences for the persons employed in a factory shall be provided, maintained and kept clean and—

(a) where a piped water supply is in the factory, all sanitary conveniences shall be individually flushed water closets, except urinals which shall have suitable flushing arrangements,

(b) sanitary conveniences shall not communicate with any workroom except through the open air or through an intervening ventilated space,

(c) effective provision shall be made for lighting the sanitary conveniences, and

(d) where persons of both sexes are or are intended to be employed (except in the case of factories where the only persons employed are members of the same family dwelling there), the sanitary conveniences shall afford separate accommodation for persons of each sex.

(2) The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister for Health, make regulations determining for factories or for any class or description of factory what is sufficient and suitable provision for the purposes of this section.

(3) This section shall be enforced by the sanitary authority.