The Factories Department ensures
Safety, Health and Welfare of 9.11 lakh workers employed
in 36, 459 registered factories in the State.
Safety of public residing in the vicinity of Major
Accident Prone/Hazardous Factories.
Safety of the plant, machinery and material in Factories.
Legislation being implemented on
- The Factories Act, 1948 and Andhra Pradesh Factories
- The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 and Andhra Pradesh Payment
of Wages Rules (in respect of Factories)
- The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and Rules (in respect
- Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemicals
Rules1989 (in respect of Factories)
- Chemical Accidents (Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response) Rules
Advice and guidance for management of factories
Approval of plans of new factories within one week
As per the instructions of Honble Chief Minister, to
promote industrialisation in the state, the Factories Department is according
approval of plans of new factories
which are in order within one week as against the prescribed statutory limit of
For providing relief to the
management and making procedures simple, transparent and hassle free, A. P. Factories Rules are already amended
incorporating the following:
- Permanent License
- No approval of plans up to 30 HP (Non Hazardous)
- 31 to 74 HPNo prior approval, only submission
- Common Annual Return
Self Certification is introduced in respect of specified industries permitting them to submit self
certificates under the following enactments:
- The Factories Act, 1948 & A. P. Factories Rules, 1950.
- The Maternity Benefit Act 1961 & Rules made there under.
- The Payment of Wages Act, 1936 & Rules made there under.
In this regard, orders are already issued by the
Government vide G. O. Ms. No. 28 of Labour, Employment, Training and Factories
Department dt. 21. 4. 2001 permitting Information Technology Industry,
Information Technology enabled
services, Bio-technology Establishments, Export oriented units, units in Export
processing zones and Tourism based Establishments to submit self certificates
under the various labour laws mentioned in the G. O. Necessary instructions are already issued to field officers in
Special safety drives
Safety surveys in the accident prone factories are being
conducted and necessary advice and guidance being given to the managements to
prevent occurrence of accidents.
Organising interactive meetings at various industrial
estates/ pockets in the state
To ensure Interaction
between Department, Management, Workers, Trade Unions and
To create awareness in the
fields of Industrial Safety, Health and Environment
To sort out problems, if
any relating to the Department
Welfare measures for the industrial workers
For ensuring safety of workers
Special drives organised, suitable advice
and guidance given to the management Accident Rate in Andhra Pradesh
has come down from 3.04 per thousand in 2001 to 2.64 in 2002. The All India
Rate is 11.74.
The Department by using its good
offices is requesting the management to extend liberal ameliorative measures
like payment of exgratia, provision of jobs to the dependents, education to
children etc. , to the dependents of the deceased workers in case of fatal
accidents and in case of serious accidents payment of exgratia, incurring
medical expenses, provision of artificial limbs wherever required etc. , to the
The Managements of Factories paid Exgratia amounts of Rs. 97,97,467/- and Rs. 1,03,88,126/-to the dependents of the deceased workers who died in industrial accidents during the years 2002 and 2003(15-10-2003) respectively.
Department ensures provision of canteens in factories employing 250 or more
workers, Rest Sheds in factories employing 150 or more, Creches in factories
employing more than 30 women workers, Ambulance Rooms with Doctors in factories
employing 500 or more workers, Safety officers in factories employing 1000 or more and in other notified factories
and Welfare Officers in factories employing 500 or more.
drives are also undertaken at periodical intervals to ensure better provision
of Welfare amenities to workers.
Free medical health camps
Organised free medical health camps in 118
factories during the year 2003(upto july,2003), 15,031 workers are medically examined.
Organised free medical health camps in 450 factories during the year 2003, 5,160 workers are medically examined.
Safety training programmes
With the objective of promoting safety consciousness
among management and workers and to achieve better compliance of statutory
provisions, the Factories Department in addition to making inspections and
launching prosecutions against erring management is also conducting Safety
Training Programmes in collaboration with National Safety Council, Andhra
Pradesh Chapter, Hyderabad. Tailor made programmes are being organised to suit
to a particular industry.
Department is organising safety training programmes to supervisory personnel
and workers to inculcate safety
awareness in them as a part of accident prevention campaign. 177 safety training
programmes were conducted in the year 2002 and 710 training programmes conducted
during this year till date, which include 10 free training programmes for
workers of factories from Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy and Medak districts.