DEFINITIONS UNDER THE FACTORIES ACT
.Factory. The term Factory is defined in Section 2 (m) of the Act as follows: "Factory means any premises including the precincts thereof- .
(i). whereon ten or more workers are working, or were work¬ing on any day of the preceding twelve months, and in
any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on with the aid of power or is ordinarily so
carried on, or
(ii) whereon twenty or more workers are working, or were working on any day of the preceding twelve months, and in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on without the aid of power, or is ordinarily so carried on
but does not include a mine subject to the operation of the Indian Mines Act, 1952 (Act XXXV of 1952), or a mobile unit belonging to the armed forces of the Union, a railway running shed or a hotel, restaurant or eating place.
Since you have 10 Employees/workman (Staff Personnel & Workmen), you shall register your factory and do the necessary formalities.
5th August 2015 From India, Surat
factory: A premises where 10 or more worker are working in any prescribed day of year with use of Electricity.
6th August 2015 From India, Delhi
But as per section 85 of the Factories Act, the state government can notify that provisions of the Factories Act shall apply to factories where lesser number of workers are employed. Accordingly, there are plenty of industries which are covered by the provisions of the Factories Act even though the number of workers is less than 10. In the case of Chemical industries, I doubt, if there is any notification that chemical factory with 3 persons will come under the coverage of the Act. Please refer to the State rules/ notification because in Kerala an establishment in Paints and chemicals industry should follow the provisions of the Factories Act if the establishment employs 3 persons.
6th August 2015 From India, Kannur