Boiler Explosions Act
Act 5 of 1913
- Commenced on 3 May 1913
- [This is the version of this document at 30 June 2012 and includes any amendments published up to 30 June 2014.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Boiler Explosions Act.
2. Definition of termsIn this Act—"boiler" means any closed vessel—(a)used for generating steam; or(b)sustaining a steam pressure exceeding twenty pounds per square inch;"owner" includes lessee and any person on whose behalf a boiler is used.
3. Application of ActThis Act shall not apply to any boiler used exclusively for domestic purposes, or to any boiler used in the service of the Republic or in any Government department, or to any boiler on board a foreign steamship.
4. Inspection of boilers
5. Memorandum of inspection
6. Definition of competent person
8. Steam pressure
9. Notice of explosion
10. Powers of magistrate
13. Witness failing to attend, etc.Any person summoned as witness who shall fail to attend, or refuse to give evidence, or misbehave himself in court is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a period of one month or to a fine of one hundred rupees.
14. Magistrate's opinion
15. CompensationIf any person be injured or killed by or in consequence of a boiler explosion, the owner shall, unless he proves that the explosion is due to vis major or to some fault on the part of the person so injured or killed, be bound to pay a fair and reasonable compensation to the person so injured or to the wife and children of the person so killed or to any other relative dependent on that person.
History of this document
03 May 1913