Industrial Plant and Equipment

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Labour – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr Peter Archer Mr Peter Archer , Rowley Regis and Tipton 12:00 am, 10th July 1967

asked the Minister of Labour what steps Her Majesty's Government take to ensure that industrial plant and equipment is designed with a view to the safety, comfort and physical capacity of employees.

Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark

Safety requirements relating to industrial plant and equipment are contained in the Factories Act and Regulations which are enforced by Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate. In addition, the Inspectorate maintains close contact with manufacturers with a view to achieving the highest possible built-in safety standards.

Photo of Mr Peter Archer Mr Peter Archer , Rowley Regis and Tipton

Is my right hon. Friend aware that equipment is still produced which seems to be designed for human freaks, and that accidents are still happening through sheer physical tiredness in using unsuitable equipment, which could be avoided?

Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark

I am aware of that fact.