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SCHEDULE 1

Article 9(2)

PART 1MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED IN RISK ASSESSMENT IN RESPECT OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

The matters are—

(a)the hazardous properties of the substance;

(b)information on safety provided by the supplier, including information contained in any relevant safety data sheet;

(c)the circumstances of the work including —

(i)the special, technical and organisational measures and the substances used and their possible interactions;

(ii)the amount of the substance involved;

(iii)where the work will involve more than one dangerous substance, the risk presented by such substances in combination; and

(iv)the arrangements for the safe handling, storage and transport of dangerous substances and of waste containing dangerous substances;

(d)activities, such as maintenance, where there is the potential for a high level of risk;

(e)the effect of measures which have been or will be taken pursuant to this Order;

(f)the likelihood that an explosive atmosphere will occur and its persistence;

(g)the likelihood that ignition sources, including electrostatic discharges, will be present and become active and effective;

(h)the scale of the anticipated effects;

(i)any places which are, or can be connected via openings to, places in which explosive atmospheres may occur; and

(j)such additional safety information as the responsible person may need in order to complete the assessment.

Article 9(5)

PART 2MATTERS TO BE TAKEN INTO PARTICULAR ACCOUNT IN RISK ASSESSMENT IN RESPECT OF YOUNG PERSONS

The matters are—

(a)the inexperience, lack of awareness of risks and immaturity of young persons;

(b)the fitting-out and layout of the premises;

(c)the nature, degree and duration of exposure to physical and chemical agents;

(d)the form, range, and use of work equipment and the way in which it is handled;

(e)the organisation of processes and activities;

(f)the extent of the safety training provided or to be provided to young persons; and

(g)risks from agents, processes and work listed in the Annex to Council Directive 94/33/EC(1) on the protection of young people at work.

Article 10

PART 3PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION

The principles are—

(a)avoiding risks;

(b)evaluating the risks which cannot be avoided;

(c)combating the risks at source;

(d)adapting to technical progress;

(e)replacing the dangerous by the non-dangerous or less dangerous;

(f)developing a coherent overall prevention policy which covers technology, organisation of work and the influence of factors relating to the working environment;

(g)giving collective protective measures priority over individual protective measures; and

(h)giving appropriate instructions to employees.

Article 12

PART 4MEASURES TO BE TAKEN IN RESPECT OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES

1.  In applying measures to control risks the responsible person must, in order of priority—

(a)reduce the quantity of dangerous substances to a minimum;

(b)avoid or minimise the release of a dangerous substance;

(c)control the release of a dangerous substance at source;

(d)prevent the formation of an explosive atmosphere, including the application of appropriate ventilation;

(e)ensure that any release of a dangerous substance which may give rise to risk is suitably collected, safely contained, removed to a safe place, or otherwise rendered safe, as appropriate;

(f)avoid—

(i)ignition sources including electrostatic discharges; and

(ii)such other adverse conditions as could result in harmful physical effects from a dangerous substance; and

(g)segregate incompatible dangerous substances.

2.  The responsible person must ensure that mitigation measures applied in accordance with article 12(3)(b) include—

(a)reducing to a minimum the number of persons exposed;

(b)measures to avoid the propagation of fires or explosions;

(c)providing explosion pressure relief arrangements;

(d)providing explosion suppression equipment;

(e)providing plant which is constructed so as to withstand the pressure likely to be produced by an explosion; and

(f)providing suitable personal protective equipment.

3.  The responsible person must—

(a)ensure that the premises are designed, constructed and maintained so as to reduce risk;

(b)ensure that suitable special, technical and organisational measures are designed, constructed, assembled, installed, provided and used so as to reduce risk;

(c)ensure that special, technical and organisational measures are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair;

(d)ensure that equipment and protective systems meet the following requirements—

(i)where power failure can give rise to the spread of additional risk, equipment and protective systems must be able to be maintained in a safe state of operation independently of the rest of the plant in the event of power failure;

(ii)means for manual override must be possible, operated by employees competent to do so, for shutting down equipment and protective systems incorporated within automatic processes which deviate from the intended operating conditions, provided that the provision or use of such means does not compromise safety;

(iii)on operation of emergency shutdown, accumulated energy must be dissipated as quickly and as safely as possible or isolated so that it no longer constitutes a hazard; and

(iv)necessary measures must be taken to prevent confusion between connecting devices;

(e)where the work is carried out in hazardous places or involves hazardous activities, ensure that appropriate systems of work are applied including —

(i)the issuing of written instructions for the carrying out of work; and

(ii)a system of permits to work, with such permits being issued by a person with responsibility for this function prior to the commencement of the work concerned.

Article 53(1)

SCHEDULE 2AMENDMENTS OF PRIMARY LEGISLATION.

Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922

1.  In section 2 of the Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act 1922(2) (purposes to which the Act applies) for the words “the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997” substitute “the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005”.

London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939

2.—(1) The London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939(3) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 20 (precautions against fire in certain buildings)—

(a)in subsection (2A)—

(i)omit the words “and maintenance”;

(ii)omit paragraphs (a) and (b); and

(iii)in paragraph (e) omit the words “interior, exterior and”; and

(b)in subsection (2C)(b) omit the words “and maintenance”.

(3) Omit section 34 (protection against fire in certain new buildings).

(4) In section 35 (protection against fire in certain old buildings)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)omit paragraphs (a), (b) and (d);

(ii)in paragraph (c), omit sub-paragraphs (ii) and (iii) and the final “or”; and

(iii)in paragraph (i) of the proviso, omit the words from “as respects a building” to “referred to in this subsection”; and

(b)omit subsection (5).

(5) In section 36 (projecting shops)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the words “Where any portion” substitute “Subject to subsection (4), where any portion”;

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(4) This section does not apply in relation to any building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies..

(6) In section 37 (means of access to roofs)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the word “Each” substitute “Subject to subsection (3), each”; and

(b)after subsection (2) insert—

(3) This section does not apply in relation to any building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies..

(7) Omit section 38 (parts of building used for storage of inflammable liquid).

(8) In section 42 (appeals) omit paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (f).

(9) In section 133 (maintenance of means of escape etc.)—

(a)in subsection (1) for the words “All arrangements” substitute “Subject to subsection (4), all arrangements”; and

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(4) This section does not apply in relation to any building or part of a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies..

Pet Animals Act 1951

3.  In section 1 of the Pet Animals Act 1951(4) (licensing of pet shops) after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) No condition may be specified under subsection (3) of this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

East Ham Corporation Act 1957

4.—(1) The East Ham Corporation Act 1957(5) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 62(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “thereto” substitute—

  • If it appears to the Corporation that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies.

(3) Omit section 63 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 64 (storage of flammable substances).

(4) In section 91 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (2) after the words “requirements which” insert “subject to subsection (2A); and

(b)after subsection (2) insert—

(2A) No modification or requirement may be required under subsection (2) of this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960

5.—(1) The Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960(6) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 5 (site licences)—

(a)after subsection (2) insert—

(2A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the land, no condition is to be attached to a site licence in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under that Order.;

(b)after subsection (3B) insert—

(3C) Subsections (3A) and (3B) of this section do not apply where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the land.;

(c)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No model standards may be specified under subsection (6) of this section in relation to land to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies in so far as the standards relate to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under that Order.; and

(d)in subsection (8) for the words “that subsection” substitute “this section”.

(3) In section 8 (power to alter conditions attached to site licences)—

(a)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the land to which the site licence relates, no condition may be attached to a site licence under subsection (1) of this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under that Order.; and

(b)after subsection (5) insert—

(5A) Subsection (5) of this section does not apply where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the land..

Public Health Act 1961

6.  In section 75 of the Public Health Act 1961(7) (byelaws as to pleasure fairs and roller skating rinks) after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section which applies to a pleasure fair or rolling skating rink, in so far as the byelaw relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Gaming Act 1968

7.—(1) The Gaming Act 1968(8) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 43(9) (rights of entry and related rights) for the words from “fire and rescue authority” to “situated” substitute “appropriate fire and rescue authority”.

(3) In section 52(1) (interpretation) after the definition of “the Act of 1963” insert—

“the appropriate fire and rescue authority”, in relation to premises, means—

(a)

where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises, the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order; and

(b)

in any other case, the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area where the premises are (or are to be) situated ;.

(4) In Schedule 2 (grant, renewal, cancellation and transfer of licences)—

(a)in paragraph 2(2), omit the definition of “the appropriate fire and rescue authority”;

(b)in paragraph 20(1) after paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the relevant premises, that the Order or regulations made under it have not been complied with in respect of the relevant premises;;

(c)after paragraph 20(2) insert—

(2A) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (1), a person shall be taken not to be a fit and proper person to be the holder of a licence under this Act if he has been convicted of an offence under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in respect of the relevant premises.; and

(d)omit paragraph 21(1)(f).

Fire Precautions Act 1971

8.  The Fire Precautions Act 1971(9) ceases to have effect.

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974

9.  In section 23(4) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(10) (supplementary provisions about notices) for the words from “has the meaning” to the end substitute the following—

  • , in relation to premises, means—

    (a)

    where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises, the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order;

    (b)

    in any other case, the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area where the premises are (or are to be) situated..

Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975

10.—(1) The Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975(11) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 2 (contents of safety certificates) after subsection (2A) insert—

(2B) No condition of a safety certificate shall require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it..

(3) In section 4 (amendment etc of certificate)—

(a)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) The local authority shall, if it appears to them that a safety certificate would require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it, amend the safety certificate by notice in writing to its holder; but nothing in this subsection shall be taken to require the local authority to take any action unless they are aware of any such inconsistency between a safety certificate and the Order.;

(b)in subsection (4) after “(1)(a)” insert “or (1A)”.

(4) After section 4 insert—

Safety certificates: fire safety

4A.  A safety certificate has no effect to the extent that it would require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it..

(5) In section 9(1) (exclusion of other statutory requirements)—

(a)in paragraph (c) for “sections 24 and 71” substitute “section 24”;

(b)omit paragraph (d); and

(c)in paragraph (e) for “those terms and conditions” substitute “the terms and conditions of the safety certificate”.

Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1975

11.  Omit section 3 of the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1975(12) (protection for fire brigade in respect of certain substances).

County of South Glamorgan Act 1976

12.—(1) The County of South Glamorgan Act 1976(13) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 27 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (2) after the words “requirements which” insert “subject to subsection (2A),”; and

(b)after subsection (2) insert—

(2A) No modification or requirement may be required under subsection (2) of this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 51 (modification of section 60 of the Public Health Act 1936)—

(a)in subsection (1)(b), omit paragraph (b) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4); and

(b)omit subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

(4) Omit section 52 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs).

(5) In section 54(1) (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures), after the words “Public Health Act 1961” insert “and provided that no byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005”.

Rent Act 1977

13.  Omit section 140 of, and Schedule 20 to, the Rent Act 1977(14) (modification of Act in relation to fire precautions).

County of Merseyside Act 1980

14.—(1) The County of Merseyside Act 1980(15) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 20 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6), after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 51(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to a district council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(4) Omit section 54 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 57 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

(5) In section 69 (registration of entertainment clubs)—

(a)in subsection (3)—

(i)in paragraph (c) omit the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,”; and

(ii)omit paragraph (d);

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) The district council may not refuse to register or renew the registration of premises under subsection (3) above on grounds that relate to precautions against fire..

(c)in subsection (4)(b) omit the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”; and

(d)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) No condition may be imposed under subsection (4) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

West Midlands County Council Act 1980

15.—(1) The West Midlands County Council Act 1980(16) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 39 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) Omit section 45 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 47 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

(4) In section 49 (provision of means of escape from fire in certain buildings) omit subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

Cheshire County Council Act 1980

16.—(1) The Cheshire County Council Act 1980(17) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 29 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A)”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) Omit section 49 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 51 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

(4) In section 52(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to a district council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(5) Omit section 53 (fire precautions in buildings used for storage of flammable substances).

(6) In section 54 (modification of section 60 of the Public Health Act 1936) omit subsection (4)(b) and the preceding “or”.

(7) In section 56 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

West Yorkshire Act 1980

17.—(1) The West Yorkshire Act 1980(18) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 40 (registration of entertainment clubs)—

(a)in subsection (3)—

(i)in paragraph (c) omit the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,”; and

(ii)omit paragraph (d);

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) The district council may not refuse to register or renew the registration of premises under subsection (3) above on grounds that relate to precautions against fire.;

(c)in subsection (4)(b) omit the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”; and

(d)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) No condition may be imposed under subsection (4) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) Omit section 51 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs).

Isle of Wight Act 1980

18.  Omit section 31 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 33 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment) of the Isle of Wight Act 1980(19).

South Yorkshire Act 1980

19.—(1) The South Yorkshire Act 1980(20) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 45 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 46 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(4) Omit section 54 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs).

(5) In section 58(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to a district council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(6) Omit section 59 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

Tyne and Wear Act 1980

20.—(1) The Tyne and Wear Act 1980(21) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 17 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 18 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1), insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Zoo Licensing Act 1981

21.  Section 3 of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981(22) (consideration of application for licence) is amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (2), for paragraph (c) substitute “(c) the relevant fire and rescue authority”; and

(b)after subsection (2) insert—

(3) In subsection (2) “the relevant fire and rescue authority” means—

(a)where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the zoo—

(i)the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order, and

(ii)the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area in which the whole or any part of the zoo is situated, if that authority is not the enforcing authority mentioned in sub-paragraph (i);

(b)in any other case, the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area in which the whole or any part of the zoo is situated ..

Greater Manchester Act 1981

22.—(1) The Greater Manchester Act 1981(23) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 58 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6), after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 59 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(4) Omit section 62 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs).

(5) In section 66(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to a district council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(6) In section 78 (registration of entertainment clubs)—

(a)in subsection (3)—

(i)in paragraph (c) omit the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,”; and

(ii)omit paragraph (d);

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) The district council may not refuse to register or renew the registration of premises under subsection (3) above on grounds that relate to precautions against fire..

(c)in subsection (4)(b) omit the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”; and

(d)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) No condition may be imposed under subsection (4) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

County of Kent Act 1981

23.  Omit section 52 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 54 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment) of the County of Kent Act 1981(24).

Derbyshire Act 1981

24.—(1) The Derbyshire Act 1981(25) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 16 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 24 (modification of section 60 of the Public Health Act 1936)—

(a)in subsection (1)(b), omit paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4); and

(b)omit subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

(4) Omit section 25 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs) and section 26 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

East Sussex Act 1981

25.—(1) The East Sussex Act 1981(26) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 34 (fireman’s switches for luminous tube signs).

(3) In section 47 (registration of entertainment clubs)—

(a)in subsection (3)—

(i)in paragraph (c) omit the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,”; and

(ii)omit paragraph (d);

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) The district council may not refuse to register or renew the registration of premises under subsection (3) above on grounds that relate to precautions against fire..

(c)in subsection (4)(b) omit the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”; and

(d)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) No condition may be imposed under subsection (4) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

26.—(1) The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982(27) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit sections 9 and 10 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs).

(3) In Schedule 3 (control of sex establishments)—

(a)in paragraph 8—

(i)at the beginning insert “(1)”;

(ii)after the words “Subject to” insert “sub-paragraph (2) and”; and

(iii)at the end insert—

(2) No term, condition or restriction may be specified under sub-paragraph (1) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in respect of the premises, vehicle, vessel or stall.;

(b)after paragraph 13(1) insert—

(1A) No standard condition may be prescribed by regulation under sub-paragraph (1) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.;

(c)in paragraph 18(2) at the beginning insert “Subject to sub-paragraph (4) below,”; and

(d)after paragraph 18(3) insert—

(4) No variation is to be made under this paragraph in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Humberside Act 1982

27.—(1) The Humberside Act 1982(28) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 13 (firemen’s switches for luminous tube signs).

(3) In section 15 (modification of section 60 of the Public Health Act 1936)—

(a)in subsection (1) omit paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4); and

(b)omit subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

(4) In section 17 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “county council may” insert “subject to subsection (1A),”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

County of Avon Act 1982

28.  Section 6 of the County of Avon Act 1982(29) (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures) is amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A),”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Cumbria Act 1982

29.—(1) The Cumbria Act 1982(30) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 27 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

(3) In section 28 (modification of section 60 of the Public Health Act 1936)—

(a)in subsection (1) omit paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4); and

(b)omit subsection (4)(b) and the preceding “or”.

(4) Omit section 29 (fire precautions in buildings used for storage of flammable substances).

Hampshire Act 1983

30.  Omit section 14 of the Hampshire Act 1983(31) (automatic fire alarms).

Staffordshire Act 1983

31.—(1) The Staffordshire Act 1983(32) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 27 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

(3) In section 28 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A),”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Food Act 1984

32.—(1) The Food Act 1984(33) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 60(d) (market byelaws) omit the words “for the area in which the market is situated”.

(3) In section 61 (interpretation) for the definition of “fire and rescue authority” substitute—

“fire and rescue authority” in relation to a market, means—

(a)

where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the market, the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order; or

(b)

in any other case, the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area in which the market is situated ..

Building Act 1984

33.—(1) The Building Act 1984(34) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 48 (effect of initial notice), omit subsection (4).

(3) In section 51B(35) (effect of amendment notice), omit subsection (2).

(4) Omit section 71 (entrances and exits required in certain cases).

(5) In section 72 (means of escape from fire)—

(a)in subsection (6), omit paragraphs (b) and (c); and

(b)omit subsection (7).

(6) In section 81(36) (local authority power to serve notice about demolition)—

(a)for subsection (6)(b) substitute—

(b)if it contains such a requirement as is specified in section 82(1)(i) below, to the fire and rescue authority, if they are not themselves the fire and rescue authority.; and

(b)omit subsection (7).

(7) In section 82 (notices under section 81), for subsection (1)(i) substitute—

(i)to make such arrangements with regard to the burning of structures or materials on the site as may be reasonably required by the fire and rescue authority;.

(8) In section 126 (interpretation) for the definition of “fire and rescue authority” substitute—

“fire and rescue authority” in relation to any premises or proposed premises, means—

(a)

where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises or proposed premises, the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order;

(b)

in any other case, the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area in which the premises are or are to be situated ;.

County of Lancashire Act 1984

34.—(1) The County of Lancashire Act 1984(37) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 32 (fire precautions in buildings used for storage of flammable substances).

(3) In section 35 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Cornwall County Council Act 1984

35.  Section 20 of the Cornwall County Council Act 1984(38) (safety of stands) is amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Bournemouth Borough Council Act 1985

36.  In section 19 of the Bournemouth Borough Council Act 1985(39) (modification of section 72 of the Building Act 1984) omit subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

Leicestershire Act 1985

37.—(1) The Leicestershire Act 1985(40) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 21 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) Omit section 47 (automatic fire alarms) and section 48 (fire precautions in buildings used for storage of flammable substances).

(4) In section 51 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(5) In section 54(6) (means of escape from fire in certain buildings) omit the word “or” at the end of paragraph (a) and the words following “or” to the end of the subsection.

Clwyd County Council Act 1985

38.—(1) The Clwyd County Council Act 1985(41) is amended as follows.

(2) Omit section 21 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment) and section 23 (fire precautions in buildings used for storage of flammable substances).

(3) In section 24(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to a district council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(4) In section 26 (modification of section 72 of the Building Act 1984) omit subsection (3).

(5) In section 42 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Worcester City Council Act 1985

39.—(1) The Worcester City Council Act 1985(42) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 27 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 28 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(4) In section 45 (provision of means of escape from fire in certain buildings), omit subsection (1)(b)(iv) and subsection (3).

Poole Borough Council Act 1986

40.—(1) The Poole Borough Council Act 1986(43) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 6 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 12(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings) for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to the Council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(4) Omit section 13 (fire precautions in buildings used for storage of flammable substances).

(5) In section 16 (modification of section 72 of the Building Act 1984) omit subsection (3).

Berkshire Act 1986

41.—(1) The Berkshire Act 1986(44) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 28 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) Omit section 30 (fire precautions in building used for storage of flammable substances).

(4) In section 31 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(5) In section 33 (modification of section 72 of the Building Act 1984)—

(a)in subsection (1), omit paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (6); and

(b)in subsection (3) paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” are omitted.

(6) In section 35(1) (fire and safety precautions in public and other buildings), for the words from “If it appears” to “such building” substitute “If it appears to a district council that for the purpose of preventing injury or danger (other than injury or danger arising from fire) to persons resorting to any building to which section 24 of the Building Act 1984 (provision of passages) applies”.

(7) Omit section 40 (automatic fire alarms).

Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987

42.—(1) The Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987(45) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 27 (contents of safety certificates) after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) No condition of a safety certificate shall require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it..

(3) In section 29 (amendment, cancellation etc. of certificates)—

(a)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) The local authority shall, if it appears to them that a safety certificate would require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it, amend the safety certificate by notice in writing to its holder; but nothing in this subsection shall be taken to require the local authority to take any action unless they are aware of such an inconsistency between a safety certificate and the Order.;

(b)in subsection (4) after “(1)(b)” insert “or (1A)”; and

(4) After section 29 insert—

Safety certificates: fire safety

29A.  A safety certificate has no effect to the extent that it would require a person to contravene any provision of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or regulations made under it..

(5) In section 33(1)(46) (exclusion of other statutory requirements)—

(a)omit paragraph (b); and

(b)in paragraph (d) for the words “sections 24 and 71” substitute “section 24”.

Plymouth City Council Act 1987

43.—(1) The Plymouth City Council Act 1987(47) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 7 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 10 of the Plymouth City Council Act 1987 (provision of means of escape from fire in certain buildings), omit subsection (3).

West Glamorgan Act 1987

44.—(1) The West Glamorgan Act 1987(48) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 41 (byelaws with regard to certain temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 42 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Dyfed Act 1987

45.—(1) The Dyfed Act 1987(49) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 45 (byelaws as to temporary structures)—

(a)in subsection (1) after the words “fire authority” insert “and subject to subsection (1A)”; and

(b)after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No byelaw may be made under this section in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(3) In section 46 (safety of stands)—

(a)in subsection (6) after the words “conditions which” insert “subject to subsection (6A),”; and

(b)after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) No modification or condition may be required under subsection (6) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

(4) Omit section 48 (byelaws etc. in relation to oil-burning equipment).

(5) In section 50 (amendment of section 72 of the Building Act 1984) omit subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

(6) Omit section 53 (automatic fire alarms).

Environment and Safety Information Act 1988

46.  In the Schedule to the Environment and Safety Information Act 1988(50) (authorities and statutory functions) after the entry for the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 insert the following entry—

S.I. 2005/1541The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005The enforcing authority as defined in article 25.Articles 29, 30 and 31.

Smoke Detectors Act 1991

47.  The Smoke Detectors Act 1991(51) ceases to have effect.

London Local Authorities Act 1995

48.—(1) The London Local Authorities Act 1995(52) is amended as follows.

(2) In section 2 (interpretation) for the definition of “the fire and rescue authority” substitute—

“the fire and rescue authority”, in relation to premises, means—

(a)

where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises, the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order; or

(b)

in any other case, the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority;.

(3) In section 16 (near beer licensing) after subsection (3) insert—

(3A) No term, condition or restriction is to be imposed under subsection (2) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in respect of the premises..

(4) In section 18(1) (refusal of licence) for paragraphs (f) and (g) substitute—

(f)where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises, that Order or any regulations made under it are not being complied with in respect of the premises;

(g)where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 does not apply to the premises—

(i)proper precautions against fire on the premises are not being taken;

(ii)satisfactory means of escape in case of fire and suitable fire-fighting appliances are not provided on the premises; or.

(5) In section 20 (power to prescribe standard terms, conditions and restrictions) after subsection (1) insert—

(1A) No standard condition that is applicable to premises to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies may be prescribed by regulation under subsection (1) above in so far as it relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under that Order..

(6) In section 22 (variation of near beer licence)—

(a)in subsection (3) after the words “The council may” insert “, subject to subsection (4) below”; and

(b)after subsection (3) insert—

(4) No term, condition or restriction may be varied under this section in so far as the effect of the variation would be that the term, condition or restriction as varied would relate to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are or could be imposed by or under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005..

Capital Allowances Act 2001

49.  In section 29 of the Capital Allowances Act 2001(53) (allowances for fire safety)—

(a)omit subsections (2) to (4); and

(b)after subsection (4) insert—

(4A) A person takes required fire precautions in respect of premises if—

(a)he has been served with a notice under article 31 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (prohibition notices) in respect of the premises specifying matters giving rise to a risk of a kind mentioned in paragraph (1) of that article, and

(b)he takes steps to remedy the matters specified in the prohibition notice..

Licensing Act 2003

50.—(1) The Licensing Act 2003(54) is amended as follows.

(2) In sections 13 (authorised persons, interested parties and responsible authorities) and 69 (authorised persons, interested parties and responsible authorities) for paragraph (b) of subsection (2), in each case, substitute—

(b)an inspector appointed by the fire and rescue authority for the area in which the premises are situated.

(3) In section 177(8) (dancing and live music in certain small premises) in the definition of “permitted capacity”—

(a)omit paragraph (a);

(b)in paragraph (b), omit the words “in any other case,”.

Article 53(1)

SCHEDULE 3AMENDMENTS OF SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION

The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987

1.  Regulation 30 of the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987(55) (storage tanks) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words “appropriate fire and rescue authority” substitute “relevant authority”; and

(b)after paragraph (4) insert—

(5) In paragraph (1) “relevant authority” means—

(a)where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the harbour or harbour areas within which the storage tank is situated, the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order; and

(b)in any other case, the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area in which the harbour or harbour area is situated ..

The Marriages (Approved Premises) Regulations 1995

2.  In Schedule 1 to the Marriages (Approved Premises) Regulations 1995(56) (requirements for the grant of approval) at the end of paragraph 3 insert—

; and in this paragraph “fire and rescue authority” means—

(a)

where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises, the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of that Order;

(b)

in any other case, the fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 for the area in which the premises are situated ..

The Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996

3.  For regulation 33 of the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996(57) (enforcement in respect of fire precautions) substitute—

Enforcement in respect of fire

33.(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the enforcing authority within the meaning given by article 25 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 is the enforcing authority as regards—

(a)regulations 19 and 20 in so far as those regulations relate to fire; and

(b)regulation 21,

in respect of a construction site which is contained within, or forms part of, premises which are occupied by persons other than those carrying out the construction work or any activity arising from such work.

(2) Paragraph (1) only applies in respect of premises to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies..

The Housing (Fire Safety in Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 1997

4.  In regulation 3 of the Housing (Fire Safety in Houses in Multiple Occupation) Order 1997(58) (description of house – consultation requirements) in paragraph (2)(f) for the words “a valid fire certificate issued under section 1 of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 is in force” substitute “the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies”.

The Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998

5.  In regulation 4 of the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998(59) (enforcement by the Executive) for paragraph (3)(e) substitute—

(e)a fire and rescue authority under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004;.

The Building Regulations 2000

6.—(1) The Building Regulations 2000(60) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 12 (giving of a building notice or deposit of plans)—

(a)omit paragraph (1);

(b)for paragraph (4) substitute—

(4) A person shall deposit full plans where he intends to carry out building work in relation to a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply after the completion of the building work..

(3) In regulation 14 (full plans) for paragraph (4) substitute—

(4) Full plans shall be accompanied by a statement as to whether the building is a building in relation to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply after the completion of the building work..

(4) In regulation 17 (completion certificates) for paragraph (1)(b)(i) substitute—

(i)been notified, in accordance with regulation 14(4), that the building is a building to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply after the completion of the work; or.

The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000

7.—(1) The Building (Approved Inspectors etc.) Regulations 2000(61) are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2 (interpretation) omit the definition of “fire and rescue authority”.

(3) In regulation 13(1) (approved inspector’s consultation with the fire authority)—

(a)omit sub-paragraph (a);

(b)for sub-paragraph (b) substitute—

(b)a “relevant building” is a building or any part of it to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies, or will apply after the completion of building work;;

(c)for sub-paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)a “relevant change of use” is a material change of use where, after the change of use takes place, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 will apply, or continue to apply, to the building or any part of it..

(4) In regulation 18 (events causing initial notice to cease to be in force) for paragraph (2)(i) substitute—

(i)if the building is a relevant building as defined by regulation 13(1)(b), on the expiry of a period of four weeks beginning with the date of occupation; and.

The Care Homes Regulations 2001

8.  Regulation 23 of the Care Homes Regulations 2001(62) (fitness of premises) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (4) for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (4A) the registered person”; and

(b)after paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the care home—

(a)paragraph (4) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of the care home..

The Children’s Homes Regulations 2001

9.  Regulation 32 of the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001(63) (fire precautions) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A) the registered person”; and

(b)after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the children’s home—

(a)paragraph (1) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of the home..

The Private and Voluntary Care (England) Regulations 2001

10.  Regulation 25 of the Private and Voluntary Care (England) Regulations 2001(64) (fitness of premises) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (4) for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (4A) the registered person”; and

(b)after paragraph (4) insert—

(4A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises—

(a)paragraph (4) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of those premises..

The Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002

11.  Regulation 24 of the Care Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002(65) (fitness of premises) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (4) of the English language version for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (4A) the registered person”;

(b)in paragraph (4) of the Welsh language version for the words “Rhaid i'r person cofrestredig” substitute “Yn ddarostyngedig i baragraff (4A) rhaid i'r person cofrestredig”;

(c)after paragraph (4) of the English language version insert—

(4A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the care home—

(a)paragraph (4) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of the care home.; and

(d)after paragraph (4) of the Welsh language version insert—

(4A) Pan fydd Gorchymyn Diwygio Rheoleiddio (Diogelwch Tân) 2005 yn gymwys i'r cartref gofal —

(a)nid yw paragraff (4) yn gymwys; a

(b)rhaid i'r person cofrestredig sicrhau cydymffurfiad â gofynion y Gorchymyn hwnnw ac ag unrhyw reoliadau a wnaed oddi tano, ag eithrio erthygl 23 (dyletswyddau cyflogeion), mewn perthynas â'r cartref gofal..

The Private and Voluntary Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

12.  Regulation 24 of the Private and Voluntary Care (Wales) Regulations 2002(66) (fitness of premises) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (4) of the English language version for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (4A) the registered person”;

(b)in paragraph (4) of the Welsh language version for the words “Rhaid i'r person cofrestredig” substitute “Yn ddarostyngedig i baragraff (4A) rhaid i'r person cofrestredig”;

(c)after paragraph (4) of the English language version insert—

(4A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the premises—

(a)paragraph (4) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of those premises.; and

(d)after paragraph (4) of the Welsh language version insert—

(4A) Pan fydd Gorchymyn Diwygio Rheoleiddio (Diogelwch Tân) 2005 yn gymwys i'r tir ac adeiladau—

(a)nid yw paragraff (4) yn gymwys; a

(b)rhaid i'r person cofrestredig sicrhau cydymffurfiad â gofynion y Gorchymyn hwnnw ac ag unrhyw reoliadau a wnaed oddi tano, ag eithrio erthygl 23 (dyletswyddau cyflogeion), mewn perthynas â'r tir ac adeiladau hynny..

The Children’s Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002

13.  Regulation 31 of the Children’s Homes (Wales) Regulations 2002(67) (fire precautions) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1) of the English language version for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A) the registered person”;

(b)in paragraph (1) of the Welsh language version for the words “Rhaid i'r person cofrestredig” substitute “Yn ddarostyngedig i baragraff (1A) rhaid i'r person cofrestredig”;

(c)after paragraph (1) of the English language version insert—

(1A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the children’s home—

(a)paragraph (1) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of the home.; and

(d)after paragraph (1) of the Welsh language version insert—

(1A) Pan fydd Gorchymyn Diwygio Rheoleiddio (Diogelwch Tân) 2005 yn gymwys i'r cartref plant—

(a)nid yw paragraff (1) yn gymwys; a

(b)rhaid i'r person cofrestredig sicrhau cydymffurfiad â gofynion y Gorchymyn hwnnw ac ag unrhyw reoliadau a wnaed oddi tano, ag eithrio erthygl 23 (dyletswyddau cyflogeion), mewn perthynas â'r cartref..

The Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2002

14.  Regulation 21 of the Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2002(68) (fire precautions) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1) of the English language version for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A) the registered person”;

(b)in paragraph (1) of the Welsh language version for the words “Rhaid i'r person cofrestredig” insert “Yn ddarostyngedig i baragraff (1A) rhaid i'r person cofrestredig;

(c)after paragraph (1) of the English language version insert—

(1A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the relevant premises—

(a)paragraph (1) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of the premises.; and

(d)after paragraph (1) of the Welsh language version insert—

(1A) Pan fydd Gorchymyn Diwygio Rheoleiddio (Diogelwch Tân) 2005 yn gymwys i'r safle perthnasol —

(a)nid yw paragraff (1) yn gymwys; a

(b)rhaid i'r person cofrestredig sicrhau cydymffurfiad â gofynion y Gorchymyn hwnnw ac ag unrhyw reoliadau a wnaed oddi tano, ag eithrio erthygl 23 (dyletswyddau cyflogeion), mewn perthynas â'r safle..

The Residential Family Centres Regulations 2002

15.  Regulation 22 of the Residential Family Centres Regulations 2002(69) (fire precautions) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1) for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A) the registered person”; and

(b)after paragraph (1) insert—

(1A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the residential family centre—

(a)paragraph (1) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of the premises..

The Residential Family Centres (Wales) Regulations 2003

16.  Regulation 22 of the Residential Family Centres (Wales) Regulations 2003(70) (fire precautions) is amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1) of the English language version for the words “The registered person” substitute “Subject to paragraph (1A) the registered person”;

(b)in paragraph (1) of the Welsh language version for the words “Rhaid i'r person cofrestredig” insert “Yn ddarostyngedig i baragraff (1A) rhaid i'r person cofrestredig”;

(c)after paragraph (1) of the English language version insert—

(1A) Where the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to the residential family centre—

(a)paragraph (1) does not apply; and

(b)the registered person must ensure that the requirements of that Order and any regulations made under it, except for article 23 (duties of employees), are complied with in respect of the premises.; and

(d)after paragraph (1) of the Welsh language version insert—

(1A) Pan fydd Gorchymyn Diwygio Rheoleiddio (Diogelwch Tân) 2005 yn gymwys i'r ganolfan preswyl i deuluoedd—

(a)nid yw paragraff (1) yn gymwys; a

(b)rhaid i'r person cofrestredig sicrhau cydymffurfiad â gofynion y Gorchymyn hwnnw ac ag unrhyw reoliadau a wnaed oddi tano, ag eithrio erthygl 23 (dyletswyddau cyflogeion), mewn perthynas â'r tir ac adeiladau..

Article 53(2)

SCHEDULE 4REPEALS

InstrumentReferenceExtent of repeal
London Building Acts (Amendment) Act 1939c. xcvii

In section 20(2A) the words “and maintenance”, paragraphs (a) and (b) and in paragraph (e) the words “interior, exterior and”.

Section 34.

In section 35(1), paragraphs (a), (b) and (d), in paragraph (c), sub-paragraphs (ii) and (iii) and the final “or” and in paragraph (i) of the proviso the words from “as respects a building” to “referred to in this subsection”.

Section 35(5).

Section 38.

In section 42, paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (f).

East Ham Corporation Act 1957c. xxxviiSections 63 and 64.
Gaming Act 1968c. 65In Schedule 2, the definition of “the appropriate fire authority” in paragraph 2(2), and paragraph 21(1)(f).
Fire Precautions Act 1971c. 40The whole Act.
Fire Precautions (Loans) Act 1973c. 11The whole Act.
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974c. 37Section 78 and Schedule 8.
Safety of Sports Grounds Act 1975c. 52Section 9(1)(d).
Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1975c. xxxSection 3.
County of South Glamorgan Act 1976c. xxxv

In section 51(1)(b), paragraph (b) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4) and subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

Section 52.

Rent Act 1977c. 42Section 140 and Schedule 20.
Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980c. 65Section 152(1)(a) and (b).
County of Merseyside Act 1980c. x

Sections 54 and 57.

In section 69(3), in paragraph (c) the words “and suitable

fire-fighting appliances” and paragraph (d).

In section 69(4)(b) the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”.

West Midlands County Council Act 1980c. xi

Sections 45 and 47.

In section 49(3), paragraph (b) and the preceding “or”.

Cheshire County Council Act 1980c. xiii

Sections 49, 51 and 53.

In section 54(4) paragraph (b) and the preceding “or”.

West Yorkshire Act 1980c. xiv

In section 40(3) in paragraph (c) the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,” and paragraph (d).

In section 40(4)(b) the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”.

Section 51.

Isle of Wight Act 1980c. xvSections 31 and 33.
South Yorkshire Act 1980c. xxxviiSections 54 and 59.
Greater Manchester Act 1981c. ix

Section 62.

In section 78(3) in paragraph (c) the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,” and paragraph (d).

In section 78(4)(b) the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”.

County of Kent Act 1981c. xviiiSections 52 and 54.
Derbyshire Act 1981c. xxxiv

In section 24 in subsection 1(b) paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4) and subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

Sections 25 and 26.

East Sussex Act 1981c. xxv

Section 34.

In section 47(3) in paragraph (c) the words “and suitable fire-fighting appliances,” and paragraph (d).

In section 47(4)(b) the words “the taking of proper precautions against fire, and” and the words “fire-fighting appliances”.

Local Government (Miscellaneous

Provisions) Act 1982

c. 30Sections 9 and 10.
Humberside Act 1982c. iii

Section 13.

In section 15 in subsection 1(b) paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4) and subsection (3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

Cumbria Act 1982c. xv

Section 27.

In section 28 in subsection 1(b) paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4) and subsection (4)(b) and the preceding “or”.

Section 29.

Hampshire Act 1983c. vSection 14.
Staffordshire Act 1983c xviiiSection 27.
Food Act 1984c.30In section 60(d) the words “for the area in which the market is situated”.
Building Act 1984c. 55Sections 48(4), 51B(2), 71, 72(6)(b) and (c) and (7), and 81(7).
County of Lancashire Act 1984c. xxiSection 32.
Bournemouth Borough Act 1985c. vSection 19(3)(b) and the preceding “or”.
Leicestershire Act 1985c. xvii

Sections 47 and 48.

In section 54(6), the word “or” at the end of paragraph (a) and the words following “or” to the end of the subsection.

Clwyd County Council Act 1985c. xlivSections 21, 23 and 26(3).
Worcester City Council Act 1985c. lxiiiIn section 45, subsection (1)(b)(iv) and subsection (3).
Poole Borough Council Act 1986c. iSections 13 and 16(3).
Berkshire Act 1986c. ii

Section 30.

In section 33(1) in subsection 1(b) paragraphs (b) and (c) and the preceding “or” of the substituted subsection (4) and subsection (3)(b) and (c) and the preceding “or”.

Section 40.

Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987c. 27

Part 1.

Section 33(1)(b).

Schedule 1.

Plymouth City Council Act 1987c. ivSection 10(3).
Dyfed Act 1987c. xxiv

Section 48.

Section 50(3)(b) and the preceding “or”.

Section 53.

Environment and Safety Information Act 1988c. 30

The entry in the Schedule

relating to the Fire Precautions Act 1971.

National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990c. 19In Schedule 8, paragraph 15.
Smoke Detectors Act 1991c. 37The whole Act.
Capital Allowances Act 2001c. 2Section 29(2) to (4).

Article 53(2)

SCHEDULE 5REVOCATIONS

InstrumentReferenceExtent of revocation
The Fire Certificate (Special Premises) Regulations 1976S.I. 1976/2003The whole Regulations.
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997S.I. 1997/1840The whole Regulations.
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) (Amendment) Regulations 1999S.I. 1999/1877The whole Regulations.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999S.I. 1999/3242

In regulations 1(2), 3(1), 7(1), 11(1)(a), 11(1)(b), 12(1)(b) the words “and by Part II of the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997” in each place where they occur.

In regulation 10(1)(c) the words from “and the measures” to “Regulations 1997”.

In regulation 10(1)(d) the words “and regulation” to “Regulations 1997”.

In regulations 11(2) and 12(2) the words in brackets.

Regulation 28.

(1)

O.J. No L216, 20.8.94, p.12.

(2)

1922 (c. 35). Section 2 was amended by the Cinemas Act 1985 (c. 13), section 24 and Schedule 2, by S.I. 1992/1811 and 2002/2776 and by the Licensing Act 2003, section 198(1) and paragraph 10 of Schedule 6.

(3)

1939 c. xcvii. Subsections (1), (2), (2A) and (2G) were inserted by S.I. 1985/1936 and subsequently amended by S.I. 1986/452. Section 35 was amended by the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1966 (c. xxviii), section 22(1)(b) and by S.I. 1986/452 and 1987/798. Sections 36 and 37 were amended by S.I. 1986/452. Section 133 was amended by S.I. 1985/1936.

(4)

1951 (c. 35). Section 1 was amended by the Local Government Act 1974 (c. 7), sections 35 and 42 and Schedules 6 and 8.

(7)

1961 (c. 64).Section 75 was amended by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c. 57), section 22.

(8)

1968 (c. 65). Relevant amendments to section 43(9) and Schedule 2 were made by the Gaming (Amendment) Act 1990 (c. 26), section 1 and the Schedule and by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53 and paragraph 24 of Schedule 1.

(10)

1974 (c. 37). Section 23(4) was amended by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53(1) and paragraph 44 of Schedule 1.

(11)

1975 c. 52. Relevant amendments were made by the Fire Safety and Safety of Places of Sport Act 1987 (c. 27), Part 2 and Schedule 2, the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51), section 16 and Schedule 8 and by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19), section 66 and Schedule 16.

(22)

1981 (c. 37). Section 3 was amended by the Local Government Act 1985 (c. 51), section 102 and Schedule 17, by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19), section 66 and Schedule 16 and by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53(1) and paragraph 51 of Schedule 1.

(27)

1982 (c. 30). Sections 9 and 10 were amended by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53(1) and paragraph 54 of Schedule 1. Schedule 3 was amended by the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17), section 198 and paragraph 85 of Schedule 6 from a date to be appointed, and by the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1986 (c. iv), section 12.

(33)

1984 (c. 30). Section 60(d) was added by the Food Safety Act 1990 (c. 16), section 52(a) and paragraphs 1 and 10 of Schedule 2. Sections 60 and 61 were amended by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53 and paragraph 56 of Schedule 1.

(34)

1984 (c. 55). Relevant amendments were made by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53 and paragraph 57 of Schedule 1.

(35)

Section 51B was inserted by S.I. 1996/1905.

(36)

Section 81(1)(a) was amended by the Housing and Planning Act 1986 (c. 63), section 24 and paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 and by the Housing (Consequential Provisions) Act 1985 (c. 71), section 4 and paragraph 58 of Schedule 2.

(45)

1987 (c. 27). Relevant amendments were made by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19), section 66 and Schedule 16 and by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, section 53 and paragraph 63 of Schedule 1.

(46)

Section 33 was amended by the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17), section 198 and paragraph 106 of Schedule 6.

(52)

1995 (c. x). The definition of “fire authority” was substituted by the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29), section 328 and Schedule 29. Further amendments were made by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53 and paragraph 86 of Schedule 1.

(53)

2001 (c. 2). Relevant amendments were made by the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c. 21), section 53 and paragraph 96 of Schedule 1.

(55)

S.I. 1987/37. Relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/3168.

(56)

S.I. 1995/510. Relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/3168.

(57)

S.I. 1996/1592.

(58)

S.I. 1997/230.

(59)

S.I. 1998/494 to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(60)

S.I. 2000/2531 to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(61)

S.I. 2000/2532; relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/3168.

(62)

S.I. 2001/3965; relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/3168.

(63)

S.I. 2001/3967; relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/3168.

(64)

S.I. 2001/3968; relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/3168.

(65)

S.I. 2002/324 (W. 37) to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(66)

S.I. 2002/325 (W. 38).

(67)

S.I. 2002/327 (W. 40).

(68)

S.I. 2002/812 (W. 92) to which there are amendments not relevant to this Order.

(69)

S.I. 2002/3213; relevant amendments were made by S.I. 2004/3168.

(70)

S.I. 2003/781 (W. 92).

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