Factories and Machinery Act 1967 (Act 139), Regulations, Rules & Orders [As At 15th October 2020]

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FACTORIES AND MACHINERY ACT 1967 (ACT 139) 

REGULATIONS, RULES & ORDERS 


[As At 15th October 2020]

 

An Act to provide for the control of factories with respect to matters relating to the safety, health and welfare of persons therein, the registration and inspection of machinery and for matters connected therewith.

Detailed Contents Of Factories and Machinery Act 1967 (Act 139) :

The Factories and Machinery Act 1967 (Act 139) is a piece of legislation in Malaysia that aims to regulate the safety, health, and welfare of persons employed in factories and machinery. The Act is accompanied by various regulations, rules, and orders that provide specific details on how to implement the provisions of the Act. As of 15th October 2020, the following regulations, rules, and orders were in effect:
  1. Factories and Machinery (Steam Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel) Regulations, 1970 - These regulations provide detailed requirements for the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of steam boilers and unfired pressure vessels used in factories.
  2. Factories and Machinery (Noise Exposure) Regulations, 1989 - These regulations set limits on the maximum allowable noise exposure levels for workers in factories and machinery.
  3. Factories and Machinery (Safety, Health and Welfare) Regulations, 1970 - These regulations cover a wide range of topics, including the management of factories, the use of machinery, the handling of hazardous substances, and the provision of basic amenities such as toilets and first aid.
  4. Factories and Machinery (Person-In-Charge) Regulations, 1970 - These regulations require every factory to appoint a person-in-charge who is responsible for the overall safety, health, and welfare of the workers in the factory.
  5. Factories and Machinery (Notification of Accident, Dangerous Occurrence, Occupational Poisoning and Occupational Disease) Regulations, 2004 - These regulations require factories to report any accidents, dangerous occurrences, occupational poisoning, or occupational diseases to the relevant authorities.
  6. Factories and Machinery (Building Operations and Works of Engineering Construction) (Safety) Regulations, 1986 - These regulations provide requirements for the safety of building operations and works of engineering construction.
  7. Factories and Machinery (Electricity) Regulations, 1989 - These regulations provide requirements for the installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical systems in factories and machinery.
  8. Factories and Machinery (Classification, Packaging and Labelling of Hazardous Substances) Regulations, 1997 - These regulations require factories to classify, package, and label hazardous substances according to their potential hazards.
  9. Factories and Machinery (Personnel Protective Equipment) Regulations, 1996 - These regulations require factories to provide and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment for their workers.
  10. Factories and Machinery (Exemption) Order, 1970 - This order allows the Minister of Human Resources to exempt any factory or machinery from the provisions of the Act under certain circumstances.
  11. Factories and Machinery (Cleanliness, Safety and Welfare) Regulations, 1970 - These regulations provide requirements for the cleanliness, safety, and welfare of workers in factories and machinery.
  12. Factories and Machinery (Safety, Health and Welfare) (Amendment) Regulations, 2005 - These regulations amend certain provisions of the Factories and Machinery (Safety, Health and Welfare) Regulations, 1970.

Factories and Machinery Act 1967 Contains :

Factories and Machinery Act 1967 (Act 139)
Factories and Machinery (Steam Boiler and Unfired Pressure Vessel) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Electric Passenger and Goods Lift) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Fencing of Machinery and Safety) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Persons-in-Charge) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Safety, Health and Welfare) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Administration) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Certificates of Competency—Examinations) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Notification, Certificate of Fitness and Inspection) Regulations 1970
Factories and Machinery (Lead) Regulations 1984
Factories and Machinery (Asbestos Process) Regulations 1986
Factories and Machinery (Building Operations and Works of Engineering Construction) (Safety) Regulations 1986
Factories and Machinery (Exemption) Order 1986
Factories and Machinery (Mineral Dust) Regulations 1989
Factories and Machinery (Special Scheme of Inspection) (Risk-Based Inspection) Regulations 2014
Factories and Machinery (Exemption of Certificate of Fitness for Hoisting Machine) Order 2015
Factories and Machinery (Exemption of Certificate of Fitness for Unfired Pressure Vessel) Order 2017
Factories and Machinery (Noise Exposure) (Revocation) Regulations 2019


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