Factories Act, 1955


87.—(1) Subject as hereinafter in this section provided, the provisions of this Act hereinafter in this subsection mentioned shall apply to any work carried out in a harbour or wet dock in constructing, reconstructing, repairing, refitting, painting, finishing or breaking up a ship or in scaling, scurfing or cleaning boilers (including combustion chambers and smoke boxes) in a ship, or in cleaning oil-fuel tanks or bilges in a ship, that is to say:—

(a) the provisions of Part I;

(b) the provisions of Part IV with respect to welfare regulations;

(c) the provisions of Part V with respect to special regulations for safety and health;

(d) the provisions of Part VI;

(e) the provisions of Part X with respect to powers and duties of inspectors and to regulations, orders and certificates of the Minister;

(f) the provisions of Part XI;

(g) the provisions of Part XIII with respect to general registers (so far as applicable), preservation of registers and records, duties of persons employed and the prohibition of deductions from wages;

and for the purpose of such provisions the ship shall be deemed to be a factory, and any person undertaking such work shall be deemed to be the occupier of a factory.

(2) In subsection (1) of this section, the reference to cleaning oil-fuel tanks or bilges in a ship includes a reference to cleaning—

(a) any tank last used for oil of any description carried as cargo, and

(b) any tank or hold last used for any substance so carried of a description specified in regulations of the Minister as being of a dangerous, injurious or offensive nature.

(3) Nothing in this Act shall apply to any work referred to in subsection (1) of this section done by the master or crew of a ship or done on board a ship during a trial run.