which will be beneficial to the country's overall industry both investment and employment.While hundred thousand engineers Prepare to apply to be a factory - machinery inspector.
The new act it will facilitate the industry operators that currently have more than 140,000 locations nationwide, especially about 70,000 SMEs who do not have to apply for a license to operate a factory business (Ror Ngor 4) while general operators do not have to renew the
Ror Ngor 4 anymore from previously, the entrepreneurs had to renew the factory permission certificate or Ror.Ngor.4 every 5 years.
DIW is confident that the new Factory Act will be no disadvantage, according to the amendment of this law, the business operation will be more convenient and more flexible. Most importantly, this improvement does not make the governance relaxed, people are still protected from oversight that will cause the factory will not cause any environmental problems or any insecurity as before, "said Mr. Thongchai.
"Both the new edition of the Factory Act, No. 2 and No. 3, have been announced in the Royal Gazette. In part 3 of the authority of the local government will be enforced organization
Department of Industrial Works unveiled the new Factory Act published in the Royal Gazette will be effective in late October.The new act will make SMEs do not need to request a license since then and major factories do not need to renew the license.
Mr.Thongchai said other important matters of the new Factory Act are such as fixing the scope of being a factory from the original, requiring 5 horsepower machines or 7 workers to be 50 horsepower or 50 workers, with a private inspector to inspect the factory or machinery instead of the official competent .
By the new demand for private factory inspectors, hundred thousand engineers prepare to apply to be a factory - machinery inspector.
The private inspector must first obtain a certification from the Department of Industrial Works and more importantly, the supervision of private inspectors is strict.If a private investigator produces a false report, it will be imprisoned or fined or both.
In addition, the factory operator must have self-declared certification that the law has been followed correctly according to the time limit, as for the improvement of the criteria for expanding the factory to suit the changing facts in order to facilitate and expand the factory, especially large factories that will support continuity in the manufacturing sector, which will benefit the economy of the country.
The new Factory Act is iyncluding the rules for transferring the license to operate the factory to be more appropriate and also improving account fees to suit the changing economic and social conditions, etc.
Mr. Prasert Tapaniyangkun, Secretary-General of the Council of Engineers, said the new Factory Act is expected to come into effect in late October. It is an opportunity for those who have a license to operate a controlled engineering profession in the civil, mechanical, electrical, industrial, environmental, and chemical industries which there are about a hundred thousand people tend to be qualified as the factory in spector, according to the new Factory Act that
provides an opportunity for private inspectors to inspect factories or machine instead of the official competent.
Initially, the Council of Engineers had a proposal to the Ministry of Industry, requesting relief from the engineers who received a license from the Council of Engineers, do not have to take the certification examination with the Ministry of Industry again, in order
to be able to prepare the factory inspector or the machine immediately.
Those who have obtained a license from the Council of Engineers have already had high standards by the new Factory Act that will be effective affecting the engineering profession and the Council of Engineers will play a huge role that must be closely monitored together with government agencies as supervisors and provide license to control engineering profession, which the law requires to have such private auditor to obtain a license to controll engineering profession that has not expired and must not be suspended from the Council of Engineers.
These private inspectors must first apply for a license to inspect or certify from the Ministry of Industry. The Council of Engineers therefore offers a request for reliefing on the said license. For the speed and keep up with the enforcement of laws that will be announced later this year.
By the way, it has been worried that would the new Factory Act able to control well the industrial gabage parts and chemical recycling and elimination plants mostly locating on Chachengsao Ladkrabang , Samutsakorn and Samutprakarn zone, according to Thai media.