Factories Act
(Chapter 104, Section 68)
Factories (Abrasive Blasting) Regulations
Rg 1
(25th March 1992)
[1st November 1974]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Factories (Abrasive Blasting) Regulations.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“abrasive” means sand, metal shot, grit or other material used or intended to be used for blasting;
“blasting” means the cleaning, smoothing, roughening, cutting, preparation or removal of the surface or part of the surface of any building, ship, or article by the use of an abrasive propelled by a blast of compressed air or steam or by a wheel or by any similar means;
“blasting chamber” means any type of blasting enclosure into which persons enter;
“blasting enclosure” means a chamber, barrel, cabinet or other similar enclosure designed for the performance of blasting therein.
3.—(1)  These Regulations shall apply to all factories in which blasting is done.
(2)  These Regulations shall be in addition to and not in substitution for or in diminution of other requirements imposed by or under the Act.
4.—(1)  Where the Chief Inspector is satisfied in respect of any factory or in respect of factories of any specified class or description that owing to the special conditions or special methods of work or otherwise any requirement of these Regulations can be suspended or relaxed without danger to the health of the persons employed, or that the application of any such requirement is for any reason impracticable or inappropriate, he may by certificate in writing (which he may in his discretion revoke at any time) exempt that factory or factories of that class or description from the application of that requirement either absolutely or subject to such conditions as may be specified in the certificate.
(2)  Where any certificate is issued under this regulation a legible copy thereof, showing the conditions, if any, subject to which it has been granted shall be kept posted up in every factory to which the exemption applies in a position where it may conveniently be read by the persons employed therein.