REGULATIONS, Dated February 26, 1906, Made by the Secretary of State, IN RESPECT OF THE PROCESSES OF SPINNING AND WEAVING FLAX AND TOW AND THE PROCESSES INCIDENTAL THERETO.

Cited as:SI 1906/177
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved

1906No. 177

FACTORIES

Flax and Tow (Spinning and Weaving, etc.)

REGULATIONS, DATED FEBRUARY 26, 1906, MADE BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE, IN RESPECT OF THE PROCESSES OF SPINNING AND WEAVING FLAX AND TOW AND THE PROCESSES INCIDENTAL THERETO.

1 Edw. 7. c. 22.

Whereas the processes of spinning and weaving flax and tow and the processes incidental thereto have been certified in pursuance of Section 79 of the Factory and Workshop Act, 1901, to be dangerous:

I hereby in pursuance of the powers conferred on me by that Act make the following Regulations, and direct that they shall apply to all factories in which the processes named above are carried on, and to all workshops in which the processes of roughing, sorting, or hand-hackling of flax or tow are carried on.

These Regulations shall come into force on the 1st day of February, 1907.

Provided that in the case of all rooms in which roughing or hand-hackling is now carried on, and in which there is respectively (a) no system of local mechanical exhaust ventilation, or (b) no artificial means of regulating the temperature, Regulations 2 and 3 respectively shall not come into force until the 1st day of February, 1908.

Definitions

In these Regulations—

"Degrees" means degrees on the Fahrenheit scale.

"Roughing, sorting, hand-hackling, machine-hackling, carding, and preparing" means those processes in the manufacture of flax or tow.

It shall be the duty of the occupier to observe Part I. of these Regulations. It shall be the duty of all persons employed to observe Part II. of these Regulations.

PART I

Duties of Occupiers

General ventilation.

1. In every room in which persons are employed the arrangements shall be such that during working hours the proportion of carbonic acid in the air of the room shall not exceed 20 volumes per 10,000 volumes of air at any time when gas or oil is used for lighting (or within one hour thereafter) or 12 volumes per 10,000 when electric light is used (or within one hour thereafter) or 9 volumes per 10,000 at any other time.

Provided that it shall be a sufficient compliance with this Regulation if the proportion of carbonic acid in the air of the room does not exceed that of the open air outside by more than 5 volumes per 10,000 volumes of air.

Exhaust ventilation for removal of dust.

2. In every room in which roughing, sorting, or hand-hackling is carried on, and in every room in which machine-hackling, carding, or preparing is carried on, and in which dust is...

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