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The Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation: general

  3. PART II FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

    1. CHAPTER I THE NORTHERN IRELAND FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE BOARD

      1. 3.The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board

    2. CHAPTER II CORE FIRE AND RESCUE FUNCTIONS

      1. 4.Fire safety

      2. 5.Fire-fighting

      3. 6.Road traffic accidents

      4. 7.Emergencies

    3. CHAPTER III OTHER FUNCTIONS

      1. 8.Power to respond to other eventualities

      2. 9.Powers of Board in relation to external matters

      3. 10.General powers of the Board

      4. 11.Acquisition and disposal of land by the Board

      5. 12.Arrangements with others for assistance

      6. 13.Arrangements for carrying out of functions by others

      7. 14.Charging

    4. CHAPTER IV WATER SUPPLIES, ETC.

      1. Supply and use of water

        1. 15.Duty to secure water supply

        2. 16.Use of water

      2. Fire hydrants

        1. 17.Fire hydrants

    5. CHAPTER V POWERS OF FIRE AND RESCUE OFFICERS

      1. Powers in the event of emergency, etc.

        1. 18.Powers of fire and rescue officers in an emergency, etc.

      2. Obtaining information

        1. 19.Powers of authorised officers in relation to obtaining information

        2. 20.Powers of authorised officers in relation to investigating fires

        3. 21.Exercise of powers under Articles 19 and 20: securing of premises

        4. 22.Articles 18 to 21: offences

    6. CHAPTER VI MISCELLANEOUS

      1. 23.False alarms

      2. 24.Interpretation of Part II

  4. PART III FIRE SAFETY

    1. CHAPTER I FIRE SAFETY DUTIES

      1. Duties

        1. 25.Duties of employers to employees

        2. 26.Duties in relation to relevant premises

        3. 27.Taking of measures under Article 25 or 26: considerations

        4. 28.Duties of employees

      2. Regulations

        1. 29.Risk assessments: power to make regulations

        2. 30.Fire safety: power to make regulations

        3. 31.Power to make further provision for protection of fire and rescue officers, etc.

      3. Special case

        1. 32.Special case: temporary suspension of fire safety duties

    2. CHAPTER II ENFORCEMENT

      1. 33.Functions of the Board

      2. 34.Powers of authorised officers

      3. 35.Exercise of powers under Article 34: securing of premises

      4. 36.Prohibition notices

      5. 37.Enforcement notices

      6. 38.Alterations notices

      7. 39.Determination of disputes

      8. 40.Appeals

    3. CHAPTER III OFFENCES

      1. 41.Offences

      2. 42.Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

      3. 43.Offence due to fault of other person

      4. 44.Employee’s act or omission not to afford employer defence

    4. CHAPTER IV MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

      1. 45.Prohibition on charging employees

      2. 46.Civil liability for breach of statutory duty

      3. 47.Consequential restriction of application of Part II of Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978

      4. 48.Suspension of terms and conditions of licences dealing with same matters as this Part

      5. 49.Crown application, etc.

    5. CHAPTER V INTERPRETATION

      1. 50.Meaning of “relevant premises”

      2. 51.Meaning of “fire safety measures”

      3. 52.Interpretation of Part III

  5. PART IV FUNCTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT

    1. 53.Framework document

    2. 54.Miscellaneous functions

    3. 55.Inspectors

    4. 56.Directions to the Board

  6. PART V SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. 57.Assaults on, and obstruction of, fire and rescue officers, etc.

    2. 58.Restriction on disclosure of information

    3. 59.Prohibition on employment of police

    4. 60.Preservation of existing pension schemes, etc.

  7. PART VI GENERAL

    1. 61.Ancillary provision

    2. 62.Orders and regulations

    3. 63.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

  8. Signature

  9. SCHEDULES:

    1. Schedule 1

      The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board

    2. Schedule 2

      Transfer of functions, assets, liabilities and staff of Fire Authority for Northern Ireland

    3. Schedule 3

      Minor and consequential amendments

    4. Schedule 4

      Repeals

  10. Explanatory Note

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