|.||THE FACTORIES ACT [Act No. 63 of 1948] As amended by the Factories (Amendment) Act, 1987]||.|
|.||CHAPTER IV, Safety||.|
62[29. Lifting machines, chains, ropes and lifting tackles
(1) In any factory the following provisions shall be complied with in respect of every lifting machine (other than a hoist and lift) and every chain,rope and lifting tackle for the purpose of raising or lowering persons, goods or materials :-
(a) all parts, including the working gear, whether fixed or movable, of every lifting machine and every chain, rope or lifting tackle shall be -
(b) no lifting machine and no chain, rope or lifting tackle shall, except for the purpose of test, be loaded beyond the safe working load which shall be plainly marked thereon together with an identification mark and duly entered in the prescribed register; and where this is not practicable, a table showing the safe working loads of every kind and size of lifting machine or chain, rope or lifting tackle in use shall be displayed in prominent position on the premises;
(c) while any person is employed or working on or near the wheel track of a traveling crane in any place where he would be liable to be struck by the crane, effective measures shall be taken to ensure that the crane does not approach within 63[six meters] of that place.
(2) The State Government may make rules in respect of any lifting machine or any chain, rope or lifting tackle used in factories -
(3) For the purposes of this section a lifting machine or a chain, rope or lifting tackle shall be deemed to have been thoroughly examined if a visual examina- tion supplemented, if necessary,by other means and by the dismantling of parts of the gear, has been carried out as carefully as the conditions permit in order to arrive at a reliable conclusion as to the safety of the parts examined.
Explanation: In this section, -
62. Sec. 29 subs.
by Act 25 of 1954