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Uniformity of Laws Act (Northern Ireland) 1922

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The following regulations shall apply to fire-resisting store-rooms:—

1N.I.The store-room shall be constructed of fire-resisting material in such manner as to prevent as far as is reasonably practicable any fire occurring in the store-room from spreading to other parts of the premises or to other premises, and any fire occurring outside the store-room from reaching the contents thereof.

2N.I.The store-room shall be properly ventilated.

3N.I.The fittings of the store-room shall, so far as is practicable, be of non-inflammable or fire-resisting material.

4N.I.Adequate means of extinguishing fire shall be kept constantly provided and readily available.

5N.I.No open light and no means of heating shall be allowed in the store-room.

6N.I.If electric light is used, all conductors and apparatus shall be so constructed, installed, protected, worked and maintained as to prevent danger. Vacuum-type lamps only shall be used, and shall be in fixed positions and fitted with substantial outer protecting globes.

7N.I.No person shall smoke in or take matches into the store-room.

8N.I.The doors of the store-room shall be self-closing and shall be kept securely locked, except when articles are being placed therein or removed therefrom.

9N.I.The store-room shall not be used for any purpose other than the keeping of celluloid or cinematograph film, and shall be clearly marked “Celluloid” or “Film.”

10N.I.Not more than one ton of celluloid and not more than five hundred and sixty reels or one ton of cinematograph film shall be kept in one store-room:

Provided that, where a store-room is divided into separate compartments by separate fire-resisting partitions without any openings therein, each such compartment may, for the purposes of this provision, be regarded as a separate store-room.

11N.I.When both celluloid and cinematograph film are stored in one store-room, the aggregate quantity therein shall, at no time, exceed one ton.

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