Factories Act, 1955 (Manual Labour) (Maximum Weights and Transport) Regulations, 1972.

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 283/1972
Year1972

S.I. No. 283 of 1972.

FACTORIES ACT, 1955 (MANUAL LABOUR) (MAXIMUM WEIGHTS AND TRANSPORT) REGULATIONS, 1972.

I, JOSEPH BRENNAN, Minister for Labour, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by sections 67 , 71 , 83 , 84 , 85 , 86 , 87 , 88 and 99 of the Factories Act, 1955 (No. 10 of 1955), and the Labour (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order, 1966 ( S.I. No. 164 of 1966 ), after consultation with the Minister for Health, and after due compliance with the provisions of the Third Schedule to that Act in so far as they apply to these Regulations, and being satisfied that the process and descriptions of manual labour described and contained in these Regulations are of such a nature as to cause risk of bodily injury to the persons employed, and it appearing to me that Regulations 4,5,6,7 and 8 following are reasonably practicable and meet the necessity of the case, hereby make the following regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Factories Act, 1955 (Manual Labour) (Maximum Weights and Transport) Regulations, 1972.

(2) These Regulations, other than Regulation 3 (2) insofar as it applies to persons over 16 years and under 18 years of age who are employed in any process which is wholly or principally comprised in the manual transport of loads or which normally includes, even though intermittently, the manual transport of loads and which forms part of any building operation or works of engineering construction to which the specified provisions of Part V of the Act are applied by section 88 or 89 of the Act or is carried on at any line or siding mentioned in the said section 88 or 89, shall come into operation on the 1st day of March, 1973.

(3) Regulation 3 (2) of these Regulations, insofar as it applies to persons mentioned in paragraph (2) of this regulation who are employed in any process so mentioned, shall come into operation on the 1st day of March, 1976.

2. In these Regulations—

"the Act" means the Factories Act, 1955 (No. 10 of 1955);

"adult" means a person who has attained the age of eighteen years;

"manual transport" means in relation to a load any transport in which the weight of the load transported is wholly carried by the person by whom it is transported, and includes the lifting and putting down of the load;

"the Minister" means the Minister for Labour;

"process to which these regulations relate" means any process which is a process described in Regulation 3 (1) of these Regulations.

3. (1) This Regulation shall apply to persons employed in any process which is wholly or principally comprised of the manual transport of loads or which normally includes, even though intermittently, the manual transport of loads and which—

(a) is carried on in a factory,

(b) is carried on in a premises to which the provisions of the Act are applied by section 83 (1) or 84 (1) of the Act,

(c) forms part of any building operations or works of engineering construction to which the specified provisions of Part V of the Act are applied by Section 88 or 89of the Act or is carried on at any line or siding...

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