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The Cremation (Scotland) Regulations 2019

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Management of crematoriums

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2.—(1) Each cremation authority must—

(a)prepare and maintain a Crematorium Management Plan in accordance with paragraph (3) (“the Plan”) in relation to each crematorium for which it is the cremation authority, and

(b)ensure that the crematorium is managed and operated in accordance with the Plan.

(2) A cremation authority must make arrangements for the Plan to be available for inspection by—

(a)a person appointed under section 89(1)(b) (inspectors of cremation) of the Act, and

(b)members of the public.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation a Crematorium Management Plan is a document which is prepared and maintained by the cremation authority with responsibility for the management of the crematorium and which contains provision about the matters specified in paragraph (4).

(4) The matters are—

(a)the name, address and business hours of the crematorium,

(b)procedures for—

(i)the carrying out of cremations,

(ii)dealing with any unexpected increase in the number of cremations,

(iii)the operation, and servicing, of all equipment used in the cremation process,

(iv)the disposal of cremation residues,

(v)the disposal of ashes, and

(vi)contingency arrangements for any unexpected disruption to, or loss of, services,

(c)the review of the Plan.

(5) The Plan must be—

(a)prepared within 6 months from the date these Regulations come into force, and

(b)reviewed at least every 12 months thereafter.

(6) In paragraph (4)(a) “address” includes the email address (if any) of the crematorium.

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