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Meaning of “fire safety measures”N.I.

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51.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the fire safety measures are–

(a)measures to reduce the risk of–

(i)fire in relevant premises; and

(ii)the risk of the spread of fire there;

(b)measures in relation to the means of escape from relevant premises;

(c)measures for securing that, at all material times, the means of escape from relevant premises can be safely and effectively used;

(d)measures in relation to the means of extinguishing fires in relevant premises;

(e)measures in relation to the means of–

(i)detecting fires in relevant premises; and

(ii)giving warning in the event of fire, or suspected fire, in relevant premises;

(f)measures in relation to the arrangements for action to be taken in the event of fire in relevant premises (including, in particular, measures for the instruction and training of employees and for mitigation of the effects of fire); and

(g)such other measures in relation to relevant premises as may be prescribed.

(2) The measures referred to in paragraph (1) do not include special, technical or organisational measures required to be taken or observed in any workplace in connection with the carrying on of any work process where those measures–

(a)are designed to prevent or reduce the likelihood of fire arising from such a work process or reduce its intensity; and

(b)are required to be taken or observed to ensure compliance with any requirement of the relevant statutory provisions within the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 (NI 9).

(3) In paragraph (2) “work process” means all aspects of work involving, or in connection with–

(a)the use of plant or machinery; or

(b)the use or storage of any dangerous substance.

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