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Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Regulation 4(1)

SCHEDULE 1Main activities which determine whether district councils will be enforcing authorities

1.  The sale of goods, or the storage of goods for retail or wholesale distribution, except—

(a)at container depots where the main activity is the storage of goods in the course of transit to or from dock premises, an airport or a railway;

(b)where the main activity is the sale or storage for wholesale distribution of any substance or preparation dangerous for supply;

(c)where the main activity is the sale or storage of water or sewage or their by-products or natural or town gas;

and for the purposes of this paragraph, where the main activity carried on in premises is the sale and fitting of motor car tyres, exhausts, windscreens or sunroofs the main activity shall be deemed to be the sale of goods.

2.  The display or demonstration of goods at an exhibition, excluding those activities at an agricultural show specified in paragraph 10 of Schedule 2, for the purposes of offer or advertisement for sale.

3.  Office activities.

4.  Catering services.

5.  The provision of permanent or temporary residential accommodation including the provision of a site for caravans or campers.

6.  Consumer services provided in a shop except dry cleaning or radio and television repairs, and in this paragraph “consumer services” means services of a type ordinarily supplied to persons who receive them otherwise than in the course of a trade, business or other undertaking carried on by them (whether for profit or not).

7.  Cleaning (wet or dry) in coin operated units in launderettes and similar premises.

8.  The use of a bath, sauna or solarium, massaging, hair transplanting, skin piercing, manicuring or other cosmetic services and therapeutic treatments, except where they are carried out under the supervision or control of a registered medical practitioner (that is to say, a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983(1)), a dentist registered under the Dentists Act 1984(2), a physiotherapist, an osteopath or a chiropractor.

9.  The practice or presentation of the arts, sports, games, entertainment or other cultural or recreational activities except where the main activity is the exhibition of a cave to the public.

10.  The hiring out of pleasure craft for use on inland waters.

11.  The care, treatment, accommodation or exhibition of animals, birds or other creatures, except where the main activity is horse breeding or horse training at a stable, or is an agricultural activity or veterinary surgery.

12.  The activities of an undertaker, except where the main activity is embalming or the making of coffins.

13.  Church worship or religious meetings.

14.  The provision of car parking facilities within the perimeter of an airport.

15.  The provision of child care, or playgroup or nursery facilities.

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