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The Carriage of Explosives (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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23.  In Schedule 8—

(a)for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 1, substitute the following sub-paragraphs—

(a)at least one portable fire extinguisher with—

(i)a minimum capacity of 2 kilograms of dry powder, or

(ii)other suitable extinguishant and an equivalent test fire rating of at least 5A and 34B as defined in British Standard BSEN 3-1: 1996,

suitable for fighting a fire in the engine or cab of the vehicle and such that, if it is used to fight a fire involving the load, it does not aggravate the fire and, if possible, controls it; and

(b)at least one portable fire extinguisher with—

(i)a minimum capacity of 6 kilograms of dry powder, or

(ii)other suitable extinguishant and an equivalent test fire rating of at least 21A and 183B as defined in British Standard BSEN 3-1: 1996,

suitable for fighting a tyre or brake fire or a fire involving the load, and such that, if it is used to fight a fire in the engine or cab of the vehicle, it does not aggravate the fire.;

(b)for paragraph 3, substitute the following paragraph—

3.  Where a vehicle which is being used for the carriage of explosives comprises a trailer and that laden trailer is uncoupled and left on the road at a distance from the motor vehicle, paragraph 1 shall not apply,; and

(c)at the end, add the following paragraph—

8.  The operator shall ensure that the driver of the vehicle and any attendants, know how to use the fire extinguishers provided in accordance with this Schedule..

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