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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY REGULATIONS 1998 - REG 91.475

Fuelling aircraft--fire fighting equipment

             (1)  A person who fuels an aircraft contravenes this subregulation if a requirement mentioned in subregulation (2) is not met.

             (2)  The requirements are the following:

                     (a)  at all times during the fuelling, at least the number of fire extinguishers mentioned in subregulation (2A):

                              (i)  must be on the fuelling equipment or positioned at a distance of not less than 6 m and not more than 15 m from the fuelling point; and

                             (ii)  must be readily available for use by the person;

                     (b)  each fire extinguisher:

                              (i)  must be of a type and capacity suitable for extinguishing fuel and electrical fires; and

                             (ii)  for a fuelling operation in Australian territory--must comply with Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 1841, as in force from time to time.

          (2A)  For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a) the number of fire extinguishers is:

                     (a)  for an aircraft other than a Part 131 aircraft--2; and

                     (b)  for a Part 131 aircraft--one.

             (3)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subregulation (1).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.



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