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Petroleum (Consolidation) Act (Northern Ireland) 1929

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12Regulations as to classes of petroleum-spirit likely to be dangerous or injurious to health.F2F3F4N.I.

(1)If the Minister of Home Affairs is satisfied that any class of petroleum-spirit is, by reason of the nature thereof or of any substance mixed therewith, likely to be dangerous or injurious to health either generally or in the case of any class of persons, [F1 or that fixed tanks or other fixed containers which have been used for the storage of petroleum-spirit and which are no longer used for that purpose, kept on any premises, are likely to be dangerous,] he may make such regulations as appear to him to be reasonably practicable and to meet the necessity of the case, and in particular—

(a)for requiring the observance of such precautions as may be prescribed for the protection of persons employed or engaged in handling or using petroleum-spirit of that class in connection with any trade or business; and

(b)for requiring persons selling to the public petroleum-spirit of that class to give, in such manner as may be prescribed, warning to purchasers of petroleum-spirit of that class as to the dangers thereof and the precautions to be observed with respect thereto; and

(c)for prohibiting the sale or use of petroleum-spirit which he may by order declare to be so dangerous or injurious to health that precautions for the protection of persons employed or engaged in handling or using such petroleum-spirit are impracticable; and

F1[(cc)for prescribing the steps to be taken by the occupier of premises on which a fixed tank or other fixed container which has been used for the storage of petroleum-spirit and which is no longer used for that purpose is kept for the prevention of danger from the container;]

(d)for the publication and supply of copies of the regulations; and

(e)for the enforcement of the regulations in any area by the local authority empowered under this Act to grant petroleum-spirit licences in that area.

(2)If any person contravenes or attempts to contravene any regulation made under this section, he shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds for each day on which the offence occurs or continues, and the court before whom any person is convicted under this sub-section may order that the petroleum-spirit, in respect of which the offence was committed, and any vessel in which it is contained be forfeited or otherwise dealt with in such manner as the court thinks fit.

F21937 c.4 (NI);SI 1965/1536

F3mod. by SR 1984/177

F4functions transf. by SR 1993/310

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