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LIQUOR CONTROL REFORM ACT 1998 - SECT 148ZC

Advice of fire safety inspector as to serious fire threat

S. 148ZC(1) amended by No. 58/2011 s. 104(Sch. item 4.212).

    (1)     A fire safety inspector who reasonably believes that a serious fire threat to a premises searched exists must advise the Commission of his or her belief.

    (2)     In forming a reasonable belief under subsection (1) a fire safety inspector may have regard to—

        (a)     any inadequacy of existing fire safety equipment or features on the premises; or

        (b)     any failure to maintain existing fire safety equipment or features to a standard of safety and reliability in the event of a fire; or

        (c)     any inadequacy of exit signage, emergency lighting or access to the means of egress from the premises; or

        (d)     any inadequacy, isolation or disconnection of a fire or smoke detection system, sprinkler system, alarm or alarm monitoring system, or other warning system; or

        (e)     any activity that is undertaken on the premises; or

        (f)     any such condition or combination of conditions on the premises.

S. 148ZC(3) amended by No. 58/2011 s. 104(Sch. item 4.212).

    (3)     Before advising the Commission under subsection (1) a fire safety inspector may if he or she believes it is appropriate to do so, having regard to the serious fire threat and the time required to rectify a matter on which the fire safety inspector has formed the reasonable belief—

        (a)     offer a licensee or permittee an opportunity to carry out immediate rectification work within the period of the search; and

        (b)     may require an additional temporary measure be taken while the immediate rectification work is carried out under paragraph (a).

Note

An additional temporary measure that may be required could include that alcohol is not served, the lights are turned on or music is not played or patrons not admitted to the premises during a period of time offered under section 148ZC(3).

S. 148ZD inserted by No. 64/2010 s. 7.



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