The following premises are generally considered to be factories all over the globe:
Any premises where building operations or any work of engineering construction are carried out.
Using an assembly-line manufacturing process to manufacture any goods or products using mechanical power, for the purposes of trade or gain (excludes restaurants or kitchens).
Used for the manufacturing of fabricated metal products, machinery or equipment, for the purposes of trade or gain.
Used for the manufacturing of wood products using mechanical power, for the purposes of trade or gain.
Used for the production of gas for commercial sale.
Used for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
Any premises where:
Mechanical power is used in connection with making or repairing any article as part of any business carried on for trade or gain.
Mechanical power is used in connection with sorting, packing, handling or storing articles for trade, gain or as part of another business.
Articles are made or prepared incidentally to any building operations or any work of engineering construction, not being premises in which such operations or work are being carried out.
Flammable, corrosive or toxic substances
Used for the processing or manufacturing of flammable, corrosive or toxic substances, including petroleum, petroleum products, petrochemical or petrochemical products.
Where the treatment, coating or electroplating of metal products involving the use of flammable, corrosive or toxic substances is carried out.
Where the washing or filling of bottles, containers or vessels that contain or had contained flammable, corrosive or toxic substances is carried out. This excludes premises where vehicles are filled with fuel as a commercial undertaking.
Any premises where printing by letter press, offset, lithography, photogravure, rotogravure or other similar process, or the binding of such printed materials, is carried out.
Used for the storage of gas (including liquefied gas) in a container having a storage capacity of not less than 140 cubic metres. This excludes premises where gas is stored for filling vehicles with fuel as a commercial undertaking.
Used for the bulk storage of toxic or flammable liquid (excluding liquefied gas) in a container, not being an underground container, that has a storage capacity of not less than 5,000 cubic metres.
Any yard (including any dock, wharf, jetty, quay and the surrounding area) where the construction, reconstruction, repair, refitting, finishing or breaking up of ships is carried out. It includes the waters adjacent to any such yard where the construction, reconstruction, repair, refitting, finishing or breaking up of ships is carried out by or on behalf of the occupier of that yard.
Any premises where work is carried out for generating electrical energy for trade or gain.
Any premises where mechanical power is used for or in connection with a water supply.
Any sewage works that use mechanical power and pumping stations.
Any premises where the construction, reconstruction or repair of locomotives, aircraft, vehicles or other plant used for transport purposes is carried on as ancillary to a transport undertaking or other industrial or commercial undertaking. This excludes premises used for housing locomotives, aircraft or vehicles where only cleaning, washing, running repairs or minor adjustments are carried out.
The application should contain the following :-
(a) the class of licence applied for;
(b) full address of the premises under application for a licence including name of the street, number of the premises, name of the building and the flat number etc to avoid postal misdelivery;
(c) the name, correspondence address and telephone number of the applicant; if the applicant is a corporation, the name and address of the corporation and the name and home address of the managing director and authorized person;
(d) the type of heating equipment and the type of fuel intended to be used; and
(e) whether air-conditioning system is to be installed in the factory; if so, the type and working capacity of such installation.
Preparation of Proposed Layout Plan Before preparation of the layout plan, the applicant is required to apportion the factory for the proposed usage such as the locations of the kitchen, food preparation room and sanitary facilities. In the proposed layout plan, the following particulars should be furnished :- 1. kitchen, food preparation room, food storage room and scullery; 2. toilets, wash-hand basins, wash-up sinks and drainage works; 3. all windows and mechanical means of ventilation, if installed, including air ducts, cooling towers, extraction fans etc; 4. all entrances, exits, doors and internal communication; 5. cloakroom(s), passageways, and all open spaces (such as yards and light wells); 6. means of refuse storage and disposal; and 7. the siting of all furniture and fittings of a substantial and permanent nature including food preparation tables, cooking ranges, refrigeration or cooling equipment, wardrobes, fixed cupboards, drying racks etc. The proposed layout plan may be prepared by the applicant himself or an architect employed by him.