Section 47 of Factories Act: Shelters, rest rooms and lunch rooms -
In every factory wherein more than one hundred and fifty workers are ordinarily employed, adequate and suitable shelters or rest rooms and a suitable lunch room, with provision for drinking water, where workers can eat meals brought by them, shall be provided and maintained for the use of the workers:
Need Suggestion on:
We have a 5 storied building Factory. Upto 4th floor we have Manufacturing Facilities and on 5th Floor we want to construct dormitories for Workers. Is there any restriction as per Factories Act?
What does it mean by ‘Shelters’ as per the above Rule 47 of Factories Act?

From India, Kolkata
This is okay. If the plan is approved by the Fire and Safety department and Inspector of Factories and Boilers, you can have the rest rooms on the top floor of the factory.
From India, Kannur
To my understanding dormitories wherein employees living is not permitted inside factory premises and you may approach the concerned inspector for further clarifications
From India, Bangalore
Rest room shall be within the factory premises but living space wherein employees reside will not be permitted. What I meant was rest rooms and not residential arrangements.
From India, Kannur

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