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Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001 and shall come into operation on 1st December 2001.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“the 1978 Order” means the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(1);

“the 1984 Order” means the Fire Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1984;

“the 2000 Management Regulations” means the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000(2);

“domestic premises” has the meaning given to it by Article 2(2) of the 1978 Order;

“employee” means a person who is or is treated as an employee for the purposes of the 2000 Management Regulations;

“employer” means a person who is or is treated as an employer for the purposes of the 2000 Management Regulations;

“enforcement notice” has the meaning given to it by regulation 13(1);

“excepted workplace” has the meaning given to it by regulation 3(5);

“mine” has the same meaning as in the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(3);

“premises” includes any place and, in particular, includes—

(a)

any vehicle, vessel, aircraft or hovercraft;

(b)

any installation on land (including the foreshore and other land intermittently covered by water), any offshore installation, and any other installation (whether floating, or resting on the seabed or the subsoil thereof, or resting on other land covered with water or the subsoil thereof); and

(c)

any tent or movable structure;

“public road” has the meaning given to it by Article 2(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997(4);

“workplace” means any premises or part of premises, not being domestic premises, used for the purposes of an employer’s undertaking and which are made available to an employee of the employer as a place of work and includes—

(a)

any place within the premises to which such employee has access while at work; and

(b)

any room, lobby, corridor, staircase, road or other place—

(i)

used as a means of access to or egress from that place of work; or

(ii)

where facilities are provided for use in connection with that place of work,

other than a public road; and

“the workplace fire precautions legislation” has the meaning given to it by regulation 9(2).

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(5) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

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