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BOCW – Drinking water, Latrines & Urinals

BOCW – Drinking water, Latrines & Urinals

Drinking water.- (1) The employer shall make in every place where building or other construction work is in progress, effective arrangements to provide and maintain at suitable points conveniently situated for all persons employed therein, a sufficient supply of wholesome drinking water.(2) All Such points shall be legible marked Drinking Water in a language understood by a majority of the person employed in such place and no such point shall be situated within six metres of any washing place, Urinal or latrine.

Latrines and urinals.- In every place where building or other construction work is carried on, the employer shall provide sufficient latrine and urinal accommodation of such types as may be prescribed and they shall be so conveniently situated as may be accessible to the building workers at all times while they are in such place:

Provided that it shall not be necessary to provide separate urinals in my place where less than fifty persons are employed or where the latrines are connected to a water-borne sewage system.

Accommodation.- (1) The employer shall provide, free of charges and within the worksite or as near to it as may be possible temporary living accommodation to all building workers employed by him for such period as the building or other construction work is in progress.

(2) The temporary accommodation provided under sub-section (1) shall have separate cooking place bathing, washing and lavatory facilities

(3) As soon as may be, after the building or other construction work is over, the employer shall, at his own cost, cause removal or demolition of the temporary structures erected by him for the purpose of providing living accommodation cooking place or other facilities to the building workers as required under sub-section (1), and restore the ground in good level and clean condition.

(4) In case an employer is given, my land by a Municipal Board or, my other local authority for the purposes of providing temporary, accommodation for the building workers under this section, he shall as soon as may be, after the construction work is over, return the possession of such land in the same condition in which he received the same.

Creches.– (1) In every place wherein more them fifty female building workers are ordinarily employed, there shall be provided and maintained, a suitable room or rooms for the use of children under the, age of six years of such female workers.

(2) Such rooms shall-

(a) provide adequate accommodation:

(b) be adequately lighted and ventilated;

(c) be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition;

(d) be under the charge of women trained in the care of children and infants.

First-aid.- Every employer shall provide in all the places where building or other construction work is carried on such first-aid facilities as may be prescribed.

Canteens, etc.-The appropriate Government may, by rules require the employer-

(a) to provide and maintain in every place wherein not less than two hundred and fifty building workers are ordinarily employed, a canteen for the use of the workers;

(b) to provide such other welfare measures for the benefit of building workers as may be prescribed.