Office Premises Act, 1958




8.—(1) Every office shall be kept in a clean state and, without prejudice to the foregoing provision—

(a) accumulations of dirt, refuse, trade refuse and waste shall be removed daily by a suitable method from all rooms, staircases and passages,

(b) the floors shall be cleaned at least once in every week by washing or, if it is effective and suitable, by sweeping or other method.

(2) In fulfilling, on an occasion when work is in progress, the requirements of subsection (1), the methods used shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be such as not to give rise to dust.

(3) The Minister may, after consultation with the Minister for Health, make regulations modifying the provisions of this section or prescribing further requirements as to cleanliness and, in particular, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, requirements as to the cleaning, painting, whitewashing or colourwashing of inside walls, partitions, ceilings or tops of rooms, and the walls, sides and tops of passages and staircases.