Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Gas Welding and Flame Cutting) Regulation

The Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Gas Welding and Flame Cutting) Regulation has come into full operation on 1 March 2004. The main provisions of the Regulation are:

  • proprietor shall ensure that gas welding and flame cutting work is only performed by a person who has attained the age of 18 years and holds a valid certificate; or is performed by a person who is undergoing training in gas welding and flame cutting work and the performance of such work is under the supervision of a certificate holder;
  • proprietor shall provide his employees with recognized training courses designed to ensure that his employees are adequately trained and competent to perform gas welding and flame cutting work; and
  • employees shall attend the training courses provided by the proprietor.

From now on, any person who performs gas welding and flame cutting work must hold a valid certificate obtained after completing a recognized training course.

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For further information please contact the Labour Department at telephone number 2559 2297.