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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993


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Article 4(1).


Cleaning of buildings

1.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the cleaning of the windows of any building (whether inside or outside) and the cleaning of the interior of any building fall within Article 4(1)(a).

(2) The following do not fall within Article 4(1)(a)—

(a)the cleaning of the exterior (which here excludes windows) of any building;

(b)the cleaning of the windows or interior of a dwelling.

(3) In sub-paragraph (2) “dwelling” means a building or part of a building occupied as a person’s home or as other living accommodation (whether the occupation is separate or shared with others) but does not include any part not so occupied.


2.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the following (and only the following) fall within Article 4(1)(b)—

(a)providing ingredients for, and preparing, delivering and serving, meals for consumption in schools and institutions of further education;

(b)providing refreshments for consumption in schools and institutions of further education.

(2) The provision of milk in accordance with arrangements approved by the Department under Article 58 of the 1986 Order does not fall within Article 4(1)(b).

Maintenance of ground

3.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the following (and only the following) fall within Article 4(1)(c)—

(a)cutting and tending grass (including re-turfing and re-seeding but not initial turfing or seeding);

(b)maintaining outdoor sports grounds, pitches, courts or tracks;

(c)maintaining playgrounds, car parks and pathways;

(d)planting and tending trees, hedges, shrubs, flowers and other plants (but excluding landscaping any area);

(e)controlling weeds.

(2) An activity does not fall within Article 4(1)(c) if its primary purpose is research or securing the survival of any kind of plant.

Repair and maintenance of vehicles

4.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the repair and the maintenance of any motor vehicle or trailer fall within Article 4(1)(d).

(2) The repair of damage caused by an accident does not fall within Article 4(1)(d).

(3) In this paragraph—

“motor vehicle” means a mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads or otherwise on land;

“trailer” means a vehicle intended or adapted to be drawn by a motor vehicle.

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