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The Fire Precautions (Sub-surface Railway Stations) Regulations 1989

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Fire-resisting construction in premises

7.—(1) A part of station premises to which this paragraph applies shall, so far as is reasonably practicable, be separated by fire-resisting construction from other parts of the premises, including any other part of the premises to which this paragraph applies.

(2) Paragraph (1) above applies to the following parts of station premises, that is to say a machine room, any storage area other than an area referred to in paragraph (3) or (4) below, and a staff room for persons employed to work in the premises.

(3) Any explosive or highly flammable materials kept in station premises shall be stored in an area separated from other parts of the premises by fire-resisting construction.

(4) An area set aside for storing combustible refuse in station premises pending its disposal shall be separated from other parts of the premises by fire-resisting construction.

(5) Where a door forms part of any fire-resisting construction required by this regulation, the door shall be fitted with a self-closing device and each face of the door shall have affixed to it a notice displaying the words “FIRE DOOR—KEEP SHUT”.

(6) Any reference in this regulation to fire-resisting construction is a reference to construction of such a nature as to be capable of providing resistance to fire for a period of not less than one hour.

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