31. Public Safety (Including Building Standards, Fire Safety and Product Safety)

Updated to 16 January 2020 (Act no. 53 of 2019 and S.I. No. 14 of 2020)

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31.1. Adventure Activities Standards Authority 1 2 3

1 See also the European Communities (General Product Safety) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 199 of 2004) and other specific Regulations on product safety standards, for example, the European Communities (Machinery) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 407 of 2008).
2 See also Public Health (Sunbeds) Act 2014 (12/2014) at 21.12.
3 Some aspects of the 2005 Act, as amended, concern public safety (including accreditation of laboratories by the Irish National Accreditation Board). For the full list of Acts concerning safety and health at work, see Title 14: Employment Law, above.
Comms
  • none
34/2001

31.2. Building Standards

31.2.1. General

Local Gov 3/1990
Local Gov 21/2007
4 Building Regulations Advisory Body Order 1998 (S.I. No. 348 of 1998) and Building Regulations Advisory Body Order 2002 (S.I. No. 2 of 2002), made under s. 14, expired in accordance with art. 3. They should be revoked as a matter of good practice. This also applies to Building Regulations Advisory Body Order, 2002 (Amendment) Order 2003, S.I. No. 62 of 2003, Building Regulations Advisory Body Order, 2002 (Amendment) Order 2004, S.I. No. 697 of 2004, Building Regulations Advisory Body Order, 2002 (Amendment) Order 2006, S.I. No. 503 of 2006
5

This SI is spent, relating to appointments expiring 31 May 1998.  It should be revoked.

6

This SI amends S.I. No. 190 of 1995, which is spent, see above.

7 Effectively superseded by S.I. No. 513 of 2010, this SI should be revoked.
8 Effectively superseded by S.I. No. 224 of 2013, this SI should be revoked.
9 Effectively superseded by S.I. No. 115 of 2006, reg. 5, inserting Part B, reg. 6 into the second sch. of the Principal Regulations, this SI should be revoked.
10 Effectively superseded by S.I. No. 556 of 2009, substituting Part F, this SI should be revoked.
11 Also listed under other Titles.

31.2.2. Multi-Storey Buildings

Local Gov 29/1988

31.3. Bravery Awards

Justice
  • none
11/1947

31.4. Chemicals and Biological Agents

31.4.1. Chemicals Generally

Enterprise 12 13/2008
Enterprise 32/2010
12 Functions under s. 5(5)(b), (6)(a) transferred from Environment, Heritage and Local Government to Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (22.07.2016) by S.I. No. 393 of 2016.

31.4.2. Chemical and Biological Weapons

Enterprise 28/1997
Foreign
  • none
13/2011

31.5. Civil Defence

Defence 51/2012
Defence 21/1939
Defence
  • none
28/1946
13 Repealed Civil Defence Act 2002 (16/2002) and subsumed the functions of the Civil Defence Board (established under the 2002 Act) into the Department of Defence.
14 Spent, could be revoked.
15 This SI is spent and should be revoked. The current relevance of earlier SIs under this Act could also be examined with a view to their revocation.
16 Ibid.

31.6. Dangerous Performances

Justice
  • none
42 & 43 Vict., c. 34
Justice
  • none
60 & 61 Vict., c. 52

31.7. Explosives And Petroleum Products

31.7.1. Explosives

Justice 38 & 39 Vict., c. 17
Foreign 20/2008
17 Explosives Bill to replace this Act listed in Government Legislative Programme, Autumn 2016 with comment “Heads approved, pre-legislative scrutiny to be scheduled”.
18 Revoked in so far as they relate to the carriage of explosives by road; responsibility of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment.
19 Ibid.
20

Because amending S.I. No. 37 of 1955, revoked in so far as they relate to the carriage of explosives by road; responsibility of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment.

21 Because amending S.I. No. 38 of 1955, revoked in so far as they relate to the carriage of explosives by road; responsibility of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment.
22 Because amending S.I. No. 37 of 1955, revoked in so far as they relate to the carriage of explosives by road; responsibility of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment.
23 Because amending S.I. No. 38 of 1955, revoked in so far as they relate to the carriage of explosives by road; responsibility of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment.
24 Because amending S.I. No. 38 of 1955, revoked in so far as they relate to the carriage of explosives by road; responsibility of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Employment.
25 Responsbility of Dept. of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.
26 Ibid.

31.7.2. Petroleum Products

Enterprise 10/1972
Enterprise
  • none
21/1979
Comms 4/2010
27 Repealed by Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005), ss. 1(2), 4(2), (3), (4) and sch. 2 part 1, not commenced.
28 Superseded by S.I. No. 584 of 2001, this SI should be revoked.
29 Superseded by S.I. No. 624 of 2002, this SI should be revoked.
30 Superseded by S.I. No. 860 of 2004, this SI should be revoked.
31 Superseded by S.I. No. 630 of 2006, this SI should be revoked.
32 Superseded by S.I. No. 593 of 2008, this SI should be revoked.
33 Superseded by S.I. No. 628 of 2010, this SI should be revoked.
34 Superseded by S.I. No. 712 of 2011, this SI should be revoked.
35 Superseded by S.I. No. 528 of 2012, this SI should be revoked.
36 Repealed by Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (10/2005), ss. 1(2), 4(2), (3), (4) and sch. 2 part 1, not commenced.
37 See also Title 8: Communications and Energy, above.

31.8. Fire Safety and Fire & Emergency Services

Local Gov 30/1981
Local Gov 15/2003

31.9. Humanitarian Relief

Defence 32/1938
Defence
  • none
20/1944
Defence 28/1954

31.10. Major Public Event Licensing

31.10.1. Indoor Events

Local Gov
  • none
15/2003

31.10.2. Outdoor Events, Including Funfairs

Local Gov 30/2000
38 Part 16 of the 2000 Act only. See also Title 29.1.1: Planning and Development, General.

31.11. Product Safety and Product Standards

31.11.1. Product Standards Generally

Enterprise 28/1996
Enterprise 24/1960
Enterprise 20/1961
Enterprise
  • none
30/1987
Enterprise 62 & 63 Vict., c. 23
39 Instruments enabled by Industrial Research and Standards (Amendment) Act 1954 (11/1954), s. 2 and Industrial Research and Standards Act 1946 (25/1946), s. 20(3) were continued by Industrial Research and Standards Act (20/1961), s. 20: (6) The specifications declared by orders made under section 20 of the Act of 1946 or under section 2 of the Act of 1954 which were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been declared under this section. This section was in turn repealed by National Standards Authority of Ireland Act 1996 (28/1996), s. 4(1), with existing orders continued in similar terms by s. 16: (6) The specifications declared or deemed to have been declared by orders made under section 20 of the Act of 1961 which were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been declared under this section. However, it appears that the standards referenced by these SIs (from 1949 to 1954) have been discontinued, and they should therefore be revoked.
40 The enabling provision is Industrial Research and Standards Act 1961 (20/1961), s. 24, which was repealed by National Standards Authority of Ireland Act 1996 (28/1996), s. 4. There is a saver for these regulations in s. 20: (2) The marks prescribed under section 24 of the Act of 1961 which were in force immediately before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been specified under this section and may be withdrawn accordingly. It appears that this SI is no longer in use and it should therefore be revoked.
41 The enabling provision is Industrial Research and Standards Act 1961 (20/1961), s. 44, which was repealed by National Standards Authority of Ireland Act 1996 (28/1996), s. 4. There is a saver for these regulations in s. 28: (4) Orders made under section 44 of the Act of 1961 which were in force immediately before the commencement of this section shall continue in force and shall be deemed to be regulations under this section. However, this SI is superseded by S.I. No. 33 of 1975 and should be revoked.
42 Superseded by S.I. No. 526 of 1997, this SI should be revoked.
43 Superseded by S.I. No. 44 of 1985, this SI should be revoked.
44 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 197 of 1997 (now revoked) and European Communities (General Product Safety) Regulations and adoption of European Standard (S.I. No. 199 of 2004), and in that case should be revoked.
45 Ibid.
46 Ibid.
47 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 32 of 1990 and adoption of European Standard EN71-3, and in that case should be revoked.
48 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 197 of 1997 (now revoked) and S.I. No. 199 of 2004 - European Communities (General Product Safety) Regulations and adoption of European Standard, and in that case should be revoked.
49 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 101 of 1992 and S.I. No. 150 of 1995 - European Communities (Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels) Regulations and adoption of European Standard, and in that case should be revoked. However, S.I. No. 101 of 1992 revoked S.I. No. 237 of 1983 relating to gas-operated ovens, and there may have been a reason that this SI was not included in that revocation.
50 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 197 of 1997 (now revoked) and S.I. No. 199 of 2004 - European Communities (General Product Safety) Regulations and adoption of European Standard, and in that case should be revoked.
51 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 118 of 2008 - Road Traffic (Retreaded Tyres) Regulations 2008, and in that case should be revoked.
52 This SI appears to be superseded by S.I. No. 197 of 1997 (now revoked) and S.I. No. 199 of 2004 - European Communities (General Product Safety) Regulations and adoption of European Standard, and in that case should be revoked.
53 Ibid.
54 The enabling provision is National Board for Science and Technology Act (25/1977), s. 28(1), which was repealed by Science and Technology Act 1987 (30/1987), s. 6. There is a saver under s. 27: (2) A scheme approved of under section 28 of the National Board for Science and Technology Act, 1977 for the superannuation of officers and servants of the dissolved body shall be deemed to be a scheme approved of under section 35 of the Act of 1961 and may be amended accordingly.
55 Ibid.

31.12. Radiological Safety

31.12.1. General

Local Gov 9/1991
Local Gov 3/2002
Local Gov 20/2014
Local Gov 8/2018

31.12.2. Nuclear Weapons

Local Gov 35/2003
Comms 56 16/2008
Foreign
  • none
40/2019
56 Transferred from Environment, Community and Local Government to Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (22.07.2016) by S.I. No. 393 of 2016. See S.I. Nos. 394 and 421 of 2016 for changes to Department names.

31.13. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work

Enterprise
  • none
10/2005