FACTORIES AND MACHINERY ACT 1967 (REVISED - 1974)
An Act to provide for the control of factories with respect to matters relating to the safety, health
and welfare of person therein, the registration and inspection of machinery and for matters
[1 February 1970, P.U. (B) 5/1970]
PART I - PRELIMINARY
Section 1. Short title.
(1) This Act may be cited as the Factories and Machinery Act 1967.
(3) The Minister may by order suspend* the operation of the whole or any of the provisions of this
Act in any State and may at any time thereafter remove the suspension.
Section 2. Interpretation of "factory".
(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, "factory" means any premises or part of a
(a) within the close or curtilage or precincts of the premises or part thereof persons are
employed in manual labour in any process for or connected with or incidental to the
making, altering, repairing, ornamenting, sorting, finishing, cleaning, washing, breaking,
demolishing, constructing, reconstructing, fitting, refitting, adjusting or adapting of any
article or part thereof; and
(b) the said work is carried on by way of trade for the purposes of gain or incidentally to
any business so carried on,
and (whether or not they are factories by reason of the foregoing definition) the expression factory
also includes the following premises in which persons are employed in manual labour:
(i) any yard or dry dock (including the precincts thereof) in which ships or vessels
are constructed, reconstructed, repaired, refitted, finished or broken up;
(ii) any premises in which the business of washing or filling bottles or containers
or packing articles is carried on incidentally to the purposes of any factory;
(iii) any premises in which the business of hooking, plaiting, lapping, making-up
or packing of yarn or cloth is carried on;
(iv) any laundry carried on as ancillary to another business or in