Safety in Industry Act, 1980

Construction and maintenance of floors, passages and stairs.

25.Section 36 of the Principal Act is hereby amended by—

(a) the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) All floors, steps, stairs, passages and gangways shall be of sound construction and properly maintained and shall, as far as practicable, be kept free from any substance the presence of which would be likely to cause persons to slip.”;


(b) the addition to the section of the following subsection:

“(5) As on and from the expiration of the period of three years beginning on the commencement of section 25 of the Safety in Industry Act, 1980, the safe working load of any suspended floor in a factory shall be displayed on a notice which shall be posted and kept posted at the place where such floor is situate and in such position as will enable the notice easily to be read.”.