FORMATION OF SAFETY COMMITTEE
—(1) A safety committee shall consist of representatives of both the employees and the management.
(2) On a safety committee the representatives of the management shall include the occupier of the factory or his authorised manager; and the number of representatives of the employees shall not be less than those of the management.
(3) The occupier or authorised manager referred to in paragraph (2) shall be the chairman of the safety committee.
(4) The occupier of a factory shall invite the persons employed in the factory to nominate their representatives on the safety committee; and a ballot shall be held where the number of persons so nominated exceeds the number of vacancies.
6. On a safety committee the number of representatives of the employees shall be as large as possible in order to develop and maintain the employees’ interest in establishing safe and healthy working conditions; and those representatives may remain in the committee for a period not exceeding one year.
7. A safety committee shall consist of —
not less than 3 representatives each of both the employees and the management where not more than 100 persons are employed; and
not less than 6 representatives each of both the employees and the management where more than 100 persons are employed.
8. The occupier of a factory shall take such steps as are necessary to ensure that the members of the safety committee have a basic understanding and knowledge of the functions of the committee under the Act.
—(1) Where a person is employed to be a safety officer in a factory such person shall be the secretary to the safety committee.
(2) In the absence of a safety officer, the chairman may appoint a member of the committee to act as secretary or the secretary may be selected by the members from among themselves by ballot.
10. The occupier of a factory shall provide each member of the safety committee with a copy of the Act and all regulations made thereunder, and with such publications relating to the functions of the committee as the Chief Inspector may direct.