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?