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Working Conditions

Factory Workers

Industrial Revolution

Working Conditions

Project Opition #2

Chimney sweeps


Spinners and weavers


Large number of workers gathered together six or seven days a week to engage in tightly coordinated tasks paced by machinery. For children, factory work served as a form of hard schooling.Today working in factories is a lot safer than it was back then. You need to be 14. If you're under 18 years old, you can't work during school hours unless the job is part of your school program.

Girls were preferred to work as spinners and weavers because they got paid less, had smaller hands, machines were sharp and no regulations. Now it is more commo

Sometimes miners worked in seams no higher than 75cm’s and would struggle day to day with posture due to these working conditions. There was no rest up for children neither. Those as young as five worked as ‘trappers’. This job involved the opening and closing of airtight trap doors to make sure fresh air circulated around the mine. Modern coal mines have rigorous safety procedures, health and safety standards and worker education and training, which have led to significant improvements in safety levels in both underground and opencast mining.

The typical sweep began his career at between five and 10 years of age. These children when they first started working suffered many cuts and bruises. Today, chimney sweeps are still operating, as venting systems for coal, heating oil, natural gas, wood and pellet burning appliances need to be maintained Chimney sweeps gain a lot of money.

Poor people lived in small houses in crampred streets. These homes would share toilet facilities, have open sewers (initially at least) and would be susceptible to damp. Luckly many poeple now aren't dying from illness like they did back then. Also we aqll have electricity and privacy.



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