HC Deb 10 July 1967 vol 750 c74
16. Mr. Archer

asked the Minister of Labour what steps Her Majesty's Government take to ensure that industrial plant and equipment is designed with a view to the safety, comfort and physical capacity of employees.

Mr. Gunter

Safety requirements relating to industrial plant and equipment are contained in the Factories Act and Regulations which are enforced by Her Majesty's Factory Inspectorate. In addition, the Inspectorate maintains close contact with manufacturers with a view to achieving the highest possible built-in safety standards.

Mr. Archer

Is my right hon. Friend aware that equipment is still produced which seems to be designed for human freaks, and that accidents are still happening through sheer physical tiredness in using unsuitable equipment, which could be avoided?

Mr. Gunter

I am aware of that fact.