Western Australian Repealed Regulations

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This legislation has been repealed.


4.26 .         Fire hazards

        (1)         A person shall not — 

            (a)         smoke in a package depot or an above ground bulk depot; or

            (b)         take into a package depot or an above ground bulk depot — 

                  (i)         any substance or thing which is or could be a potential source of ignition; or

                  (ii)         any substance or thing liable to spontaneous ignition, or liable to cause or contribute to fire or explosion, unless it is to be kept in the depot in accordance with these regulations.

        (2)         Subject to subregulation (3), a person shall not within a hazardous zone as defined by AS 2430 being item 5 of Schedule 2 — 

            (a)         smoke, ignite, carry, or have in his possession any fire or flame; or

            (b)         carry out any welding, oxy-acetylene cutting, or hot tapping, or any other process or operation liable to cause fire or explosion.

        (3)         A person does not commit an offence against subregulation (2) if — 

            (a)         the person is acting with the approval of the Chief Inspector;

            (b)         acting for the purposes of averting danger in an emergency; or

            (c)         there is a screen wall between the depot and the place where the act is done and the distance around the screen wall to any part of the bund wall or to the opening into the depot is at least 15 m.

        (4)         Where — 

            (a)         a process or operation is carried out in an emergency; and

            (b)         the carrying out of the process or operation but for subregulation (3) would contravene subregulation (2),

                the person who carries out the process or operation shall immediately notify the Chief Inspector thereof.

        (5)         The licensee shall ensure that the area within and 3 m from a depot within the licensed premises shall be kept clear of dry grass, unmown grass, undergrowth and all other combustible material.

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