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Factories Act – Periodical Tests & Examinations by competent persons

Factories Act – Periodical Tests & Examinations by competent persons

1.Each press shall be provided with a fixed guard with a slip plate on the underside Enclosing the front and all side soft he tool.

(2) Each disc shall be provided with a (heed guard surrounding its front and sides and extending to the back in the form of a tunnel through which the pressed article falls to the rear of the press.

(3) The design, construction and mutual position of the guards referred to in subparagraphs (1) and (2) shall be such as to preclude the possibility of the workers hand or fingers reaching the danger zone.

(4) The machine shall be fed through a small aperture at the bottom of the guard but a Wider aperture may be permitted for a second or subsequent operation if feeding is done through a chute.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) an automatic or An inter-locked guard may be used in place of the affixed guard, but where such guards Are used they shall be maintained in an efficient working condition and if any guard develops a defect, the power press shall not be operated unless the defect of the guard is removed.