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Uniformity of Laws Act (Northern Ireland) 1922

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PART IIIN.I.FIRE-RESISTING STORE-ROOMS

The following regulations shall apply to fire-resisting store-rooms:—

1The store-room shall be constructed of fire-resisting material in such manner as to prevent as far as is reasonably practicable any fire occurring in the store-room from spreading to other parts of the premises or to other premises, and any fire occurring outside the store-room from reaching the contents thereof.N.I.

2The store-room shall be properly ventilated.N.I.

3The fittings of the store-room shall, so far as is practicable, be of non-inflammable or fire-resisting material.N.I.

4Adequate means of extinguishing fire shall be kept constantly provided and readily available.N.I.

5No open light and no means of heating shall be allowed in the store-room.N.I.

6If electric light is used, all conductors and apparatus shall be so constructed, installed, protected, worked and maintained as to prevent danger. Vacuum-type lamps only shall be used, and shall be in fixed positions and fitted with substantial outer protecting globes.N.I.

7No person shall smoke in or take matches into the store-room.N.I.

8The doors of the store-room shall be self-closing and shall be kept securely locked, except when articles are being placed therein or removed therefrom.N.I.

9The store-room shall not be used for any purpose other than the keeping of celluloid or cinematograph film, and shall be clearly marked “Celluloid” or “Film.”N.I.

10Not more than one ton of celluloid and not more than five hundred and sixty reels or one ton of cinematograph film shall be kept in one store-room:N.I.

Provided that, where a store-room is divided into separate compartments by separate fire-resisting partitions without any openings therein, each such compartment may, for the purposes of this provision, be regarded as a separate store-room.

11When both celluloid and cinematograph film are stored in one store-room, the aggregate quantity therein shall, at no time, exceed one ton.N.I.

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