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Holborn 1960

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Holborn Borough]

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Most of the provisions of the Factories Acts, 1937-1959, are administered by the
Ministry of Labour and National Service through H.M. Factory Inspectors. The Sanitary
Authority is charged with the duty of enforcing the legislation as to sanitary accommodation
in all factories in its area, and, in those factories where mechanical power is not used,
legislation with regard to cleanliness, overcrowding, temperature, ventilation, and drainage
of floors.
All factories must have an adequate supply of drinking water from a public main
or some other source approved in writing by the Council.
Particulars of inspections and other work carried out during 1960 are as follows:—
Number of visits to:—
Factories with mechanical power 104
Factories without mechanical power 11
Outworkers registers 1
Outworkers' rooms 5
Electrical stations and sites of building operations 144
Factories Acts, 1937—1959
The following particulars are furnished in accordance with Section 128 (3) of the
principal Act, with respect to matters under Part I and Part VIII:—

Part I of the Act I. Inspections for purposes of provisions as to health.

PremisesNo. on RegisterNumber of
InspectionsWritten noticesOccupiers prosecuted
(i) Factories in which Sections 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 are to be enforced by Local Authorities18311--
(II) Factories not included in (i) in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority7091041-
(iii) Other Premises in which Section 7 is enforced by the Local Authority (excluding out-workers' premises)36144-
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