As per Gujarat Factory Rules: Page B-97 : Rule 68 F : In every factory wherein 250 or more workers are ordinarily employed, there shall be a safety committee.

My question is, I work in a company whose employee strength is much lower that 250. Its less than even 50. So is there a need of forming a "Safety Committee"?

The below written points are also there,

7) Functions and duties of the Safety Committee shall include-

(a) assisting and co-operating with the management in achieving the aims and objectives outlined in the 'Health and Safety Policy' of the occupier;

(b) dealing with all matters concerning health, safety and environment and to arrive at practicable solutions to problems encountered;

(c) creating safety awareness amongst all workers;

(d) undertaking educational, training and promotional activities;

(e) deliberating on reports of safety, environmental and occupational health surveys, emergency plans safety audits, risk assessment and implementation of the recommendations made in the reports;

(f) carrying out health and safety surveys and identify causes of accidents;

(g) looking into any complaint made on the likelihood of an imminent danger to the safety and health of the workers and suggest corrective measures; and

(h) reviewing the implementation of the recommendations made by it.

8. Where owing to the size of the factory, or any other reason, the functions referred to in sub-rule (7) cannot be effectively carried out by the Safety Committee, it may establish sub-committee as may be required, to assist it.

So, shall we form a "Sub-Safety Committee"? Who shall be the member of the committee? How to define its function?

Please help.

From India, Mehsana
Dear Madam, You must form the safety committee. It will increase the level of Safety in your organisation. With the help of Safety committee you can create a better safety culture.
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