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Filing and Maintenance Requirements
The occupier of the class of factories to which the Rules are applicable is required to arrange to carry out the safety audit to supplement the provisions of the Act as a measure for securing the safety of persons employed therein, the following manner, namely:-
(a) internally, once in a year by a team of Plant personnel;
(b) externally, once in two years by the Safety Auditor:
Provided that, in the year, when an external audit is carried out, it shall not be necessary to carry out an internal audit:
The Safety Audit shall be carried out as per the standards laid down as IS 14489: 1998 in the Indian Standard Code of Practice on Occupational Safety and Health Audit or any such standards prevailing at the relevant time.
Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments
The Rules are applicable to factories:
(i) in which manufacturing processes, which involves use, storage, handling or processing of toxic or highly inflammable or explosive or hazardous chemicals or wherein such toxic or highly inflammable or explosive substances are likely to be generated or given out, are carried out, or
(ii) in which the hazardous processes as listed in First Schedule appended to clause (b) of section 2 of the Factories Act, 1948 is carried out; or
(iii) Employing more than 250 workers.