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Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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17.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (5), these Regulations, other than regulations 10, 11 and 13 to 15 shall bind the Crown.

(2) Article 33 of the 1984 Order, to the extent it is extended by regulation 12, shall only bind the Crown insofar as it applies to premises and workplaces owned by the Crown but not occupied by it.

(3) Regulation 16 shall only bind the Crown to the extent that it applies Articles 40 and 41 of the 1984 Order and then only insofar as those Articles apply to premises and workplaces owned by the Crown and not occupied by it.

(4) To the extent that they apply to the Crown, these Regulations, together with any provision of the 1984 Order applied by these Regulations, shall have effect with the substitution, for any reference to the Authority, of—

(a)in the case of workplaces occupied solely for the purposes of the armed forces of the Crown, a reference to the fire service maintained by the Secretary of State for Defence; and

(b)in any other case, a reference to a person authorised by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland under paragraph (3)(a) or (4) of Article 49 of the 1984 Order(1) to act for the purposes of this regulation.

(5) Nothing in these Regulations shall be taken to authorise the entry of any premises occupied by the Crown.

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Article 49 was amended by S.I. 1991/1462 (N.I. 12), Schedule 6, S.I. 1993/1578 (N.I. 7), Article 20 and S.I. 1998/2795 (N.I. 18), paragraph 21 of Schedule 1

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