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The Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) Regulations 1981

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I PRELIMINARY

    1. 1.Commencement and citation

    2. 2.Revocation

    3. 3.Interpretation

    4. 4.Exemption for Crown and visiting force vehicles

  3. PART II REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE CONDITIONS AS TO FITNESS OF PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

    1. 5.Conditions of fitness

    2. 6.Stability

    3. 7.Suspension

    4. 8.Guard rails

    5. 9.Brakes

    6. 10.Brake and steering connections

    7. 11.Locking of nuts

    8. 12.Steering

    9. 13.Fuel tanks, carburettors, etc

    10. 14.Exhaust pipe

    11. 15.Luggage racks

    12. 16.Artificial lighting

    13. 17.Electrical equipment

    14. 18.Body

    15. 19.Height of sides of body

    16. 20.Steps, platforms and stairs

    17. 21.Number, position and size of entrances and exits

    18. 22.Width of entrances and exits

    19. 23.Doors

    20. 24.Marking, positioning and operation of emergency exits

    21. 25.Access to exits

    22. 26.Width of gangways

    23. 27.Height of gangways

    24. 28.Seats

    25. 29.Passenger protection

    26. 30.Ventilation

    27. 31.Driver's accommodation

    28. 32.Windscreens

    29. 33.Passengers' communication with driver

    30. 34.General construction

  4. PART III REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE EQUIPMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

    1. 35.Fire extinguishing apparatus

    2. 36.First aid equipment

  5. PART IV REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE USE OF PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES

    1. 37.Obstruction of entrances, exists and gangways

    2. 38.Obstruction of driver

    3. 39.Body maintenance

    4. 40.Lamps

    5. 41.Use of device for operating power-operated doors

    6. 42.Filling of petrol tank

    7. 43.Carriage of conductor

    8. 44.Carriage of inflammable or dangerous substances

    9. 45.Markings

  6. PART V REGULATIONS RELATING TO CERTIFICATES OF INITIAL FITNESS, APPROVAL AS A TYPE VEHICLE AND CONFORMITY TO AN APPROVED TYPE VEHICLE

    1. 46.Applications and fees for certificates of initial fitness

    2. 47.Form of certificate of initial fitness

    3. 48.Applications for type approval

    4. 49.Copies of drawings and specifications

    5. 50.Fees for type approval

    6. 51.Form of type approval certificate

    7. 52.Form of declaration of conformity to an approved type vehicle

    8. 53.Fee for a certificate of conformity

    9. 54.Form of certificate of conformity

    10. 55.Notification of registration mark

    11. 56.Appeals relating to applications for a certificate of initial fitness or for a type approval certificate

    12. 57.Issue of duplicate certificates

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      REGULATIONS REVOKED BY REGULATION 2

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      EXCEPTIONS FROM THE CONDITIONS PRESCRIBED IN PART II AS APPLICABLE TO VEHICLES REGISTERED BEFORE CERTAIN DATES

      1. 1.Regulation 7(2) (Suspension) shall not apply in the case of...

      2. 2.Regulation 9(1) and (2) (Brakes) shall not apply in the...

      3. 3.Regulation 13(1) (Fuel tanks, carburettors, etc.) shall not apply—

      4. 4.Regulation 16 (Artificial lighting) in so far as it consists...

      5. 5.Regulation 17(2) (Electrical equipment) shall not apply in the case...

      6. 6.Regulation 19 (Height of sides of body) shall not apply...

      7. 7.Regulation 20 (Steps, platforms and stairs) shall not apply—

      8. 8.Regulation 21 (Number, position and size of entrances and exits)...

      9. 9.Regulation 23(1)(Doors) shall not apply— (a) in so far as...

      10. 10.Regulation 24(1)(b)(iv) (Marking, positioning and operation of emergency exits) shall...

      11. 11.The provisions of Regulation 26 (Width of gangways) specified in...

      12. 12.Regulation 27 (Height of gangways) shall not apply in the...

      13. 13.Regulation 28 (Seats) shall not apply— (a) in so far...

      14. 14.Regulation 29 (Passenger protection) shall not apply in the case...

      15. 15.Regulation 31 (Driver's accommodation) shall not apply—

    3. SCHEDULE 3 (see Regulation 5)

      CONDITIONS PRESCRIBED IN REGULATIONS IN PART II, OR PROVISIONS THEREOF, APPLICABLE TO CERTAIN VEHICLES BEARING A DESIGNATED APPROVAL MARK

      1. Regulation 6 (Stability); Regulation 7 (Suspension); Regulation 8 (Guard rails);...

    4. SCHEDULE 4 (See Regulation 35)

      FIRE EXTINGUISHING APPARATUS

      1. PART I

        1. (i) A foam-producing fire extinguisher complying in all respects with...

        2. (ii) A foam-producing fire extinguisher complying in all respects with...

        3. (iii) A soda acid chemical fire extinguisher complying in all...

        4. (iv) A water fire extinguisher complying in all respects with...

        5. (v) A bromochlorodifluoromethane (B.C.F.) fire extinguisher with a liquid capacity...

      2. PART II

        1. A fire extinguisher which complies in all respects with the...

    5. SCHEDULE 5 (see Regulation 36)

      FIRST AID EQUIPMENT

      1. (i) Ten antiseptic wipes, foil packed.

      2. (ii) One conforming disposable bandage (not less than 7·5 centimetres...

      3. (iii) Two triangular bandages.

      4. (iv) One packet of 24 assorted adhesive dressings.

      5. (v) Three large sterile unmedicated ambulance dressings (not less than...

      6. (vi) Two sterile eye pads, with attachments.

      7. (vii) Twelve assorted safety pins.

      8. (viii) One pair of rustless blunt-ended scissors.

    6. SCHEDULE 6 (see Regulation 47)

    7. SCHEDULE 7 (see Regulation 51)

    8. SCHEDULE 8 (see Regulation 52)

    9. SCHEDULE 9 (see Regulation 54)

  8. Explanatory Note

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