Factories Act, 1955

Safety devices.

24.—(1) Where the Minister is satisfied that there is available and suitable for use in connection with machinery of any class any type or description of safety device which—

(a) gives warning of the starting of a machine,

(b) prevents the exposure of a dangerous part of machinery whilst in motion, or

(c) stops a machine forthwith in case of danger,

he may make regulations directing that the type or description of device shall be provided for use in connection with such class of machinery as may be specified in the regulations.

(2) In any proceedings in respect of a contravention of regulations under this section, it shall be a sufficient defence to prove that a safety device at least as effective as that required by the regulations was being used in connection with the machinery in respect of which the contravention occurred.