Factories Act

(Original Enactment: Act 6 of 1973)

(30th May 1998)
An Act relating to the health, safety and welfare of persons employed in factories and other work places.
[1st April 1973]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the Factories Act.
2.  Unless otherwise expressly provided or the contrary intention appears, this Act shall apply only to factories as defined by this Act.
Application to factories belonging to Government
3.  This Act shall apply to factories belonging to or in the occupation of the Government and to premises in which building operations and works of engineering construction are carried on by or on behalf of the Government.
Power to exempt in case of public emergency
4.  In the case of any public emergency or whenever the interests of public security or the security of the Singapore Armed Forces require, the President may, by order published in the Gazette, to the extent and during the period named in the order, exempt from this Act either factories generally or any class or description of factories.
General power to exempt
5.  The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, exempt any class or description of factories from any of the provisions of Parts IV, V, VI and VII.