Dangerous Machines (Regulation) Act

Preliminary


Section 3: Definitions

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) "child" means a person who has not completed his fourteenth year of age;
(b) "Controller" means the person appointed by the State Government to give effect to the provisions of this Act, and includes every Additional, Deputy or Assistant Controller who may be authorized by the Controller under sub-section (3) of Section 5 to exercise any power under this Act;
(c) "dangerous machine" means a power thresher, and includes any such machine intended to be used in the agricultural or rural sector as the Central Government, being of opinion that it is of such nature that any accident in the course of operation thereof is likely to cause to its operator death, dismemberment of any limb or other bodily injury, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify as dangerous machine;
(d) "day" means a period of twenty-four hours beginning midnight;
(e) "dealer" in relation to any dangerous machine or any part thereof, means a person who, or a firm or a Hindu undivided family which, carries on, directly or otherwise, the business of buying, selling, supplying or distributing any dangerous machine or any part thereof, whether for cash or for deferred payment or for commission, remuneration or other valuable consideration, and includes-
(i) a commission agent who carries on such business on behalf of any principal;
(ii) an importer who sells, supplies, distributes or otherwise delivers any dangerous machine to any user, manufacturer, repairer, consumer or any other person,
but does not include a manufacturer who sells , supplies, distributes or otherwise delivers any dangerous machine or any part thereof to any person or category of persons referred to in this clause.
Explanation.- For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that a manufacturer who sells, supplies, distributes; or otherwise delivers any dangerous machine or any part thereof to any person other than a dealer, shall be deemed to be a dealer, and shall in addition to his liability to comply with the provisions of this Act relating to manufacturers, also be liable to comply with the provisions of this Act relating to dealers;
(f) "employer", in relation to the operator of any dangerous machine, means the person by whom such operator has been employed, whether for any remuneration or otherwise, for operating such machine;
(g) "family", in relation to an operator, means his wife and dependent children and includes his dependent parents;
(h) "Inspector" means an Inspector appointed under this Act;
(i) "machine" includes prime movers, transmission machinery and all other appliances whereby power is generated, transferred, transmitted or applied to a dangerous machine;
(j) "manufacturer", in relation to any dangerous machine or any part thereof, means a person who, or a firm or a Hindu undivided family which,
(i) makes or manufactures such dangerous machine or part thereof,
(ii) makes or manufactures one or more parts, and acquires the other parts of such dangerous machine and, after assembling those parts, claims the end product to be a product manufactured by himself, or itself, as the case may be,
(iii) does not make or manufacture any part of such dangerous machine but assembles parts thereof made or manufactured by others and claims the end product to be a product manufactured by himself, or itself, as the case may be,
(iv) puts, or causes to be put, his or its own mark on any complete dangerous machine made or manufactured by any other person and claims such product to be a product made or manufactured by himself, or itself, as the case may be;
(k) "operator" means a person employed directly or by or through any agency (including a contractor), whether as a regular worker or as a casual worker, with or without the knowledge of the principal employer, whether for remuneration or not, in the operation or cleaning of any dangerous machine or any part thereof or in any other kind of work incidental to, or connected with, the operation or cleaning of any dangerous machine or any part thereof;
(l) "power" means electrical or mechanical energy, or any other form of energy which is mechanically transmitted into a dangerous machine;
(m) "power thresher" means a machine, operated with the aid of power for threshing one or more kinds of agricultural produce;
(n) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(o) "prime mover" means an engine, motor or other appliance which generates or otherwise provides power to a dangerous machine ;
(p) "transmission machinery" means any shaft, wheel, drum, pulley system of pulleys, coupling , clutch, driving belt or other appliance or device by which the motion of a prime mover is transmitted to, or received by, any dangerous machine.
Related Keywords
Dangerous/Hazardous Processes