Factories Act

Chapter V - Welfare

Section 44: Facilities for sitting

(1) In every factory suitable arrangements for sitting shall be provided and maintained for all workers obliged to work in a standing position, in order that they may take advantage of any opportunities for rest which may occur in the course of their work.

(2) If, in the opinion of the Chief Inspector, the workers in any factory engaged in a particular manufacturing process of working in a particular room are able to do their work efficiently in a sitting position, he may, by order in writing, require the occupier of the factory to provided before a specified date such seating arrangements as may be practicable for all workers so engaged or working.

(3) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, declare that the provisions of sub-section (1) shall not apply to any specified factory or class or description of factories or to any specified manufacturing process.

Related Keywords
Rest Rooms  Welfare  Workmens Compensation