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In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires

“Act” means the Ghana National Fire Service Act, 1997 (Act 537);

“building “includes a temporary or movable building or a permanent structure and any temporary structure;

“building plan” means Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Fire Engineering Drawings etc;

“Chief Fire Officer” means the Chief Fire Officer or his duly authorized representative;

“Council” means the Ghana National Fire Service Council provided for under section 5 of Act 537;

“factory” means factory within the meaning of section 83 of the factories. offices and shops, Act 1970, Act 328 of 1970 and other premises referred to in paragraphs (d) and (e) of subsection (1) of that section;

“fine” means pecuniary penalty to which a person may be liable for breach of any provision of these Regulations

“fire inspector” means a person so designated, appointed or authorized by the Chief Fire Officer in writing;

“fire alarm” includes any other effective warning device;

“fire certificate” means a certificate issued by the Chief Fire Officer certifying the adequacy of fire precaution measures in particular premises;

“fire extinguisher” includes other fire fighting means;

“institutions" means premises providing sleeping accommodation for particular categories of people for example, Hospitals. Nursing Homes, Probation Homes. Remand Homes. Community Home and Nurseries and non-residential institutions for example: pre-natal and post-natal. clinics. child welfare clinics, mental health clinics and day care nurseries;

“office" means any room of a building of which the substantial use is for cybercafé, computer training, clerical work including book keeping, filing, typing, duplicating machine, calculating, drawing, and editorial preparation of matter for publication in print, the sorting and carrying of papers, telephone operating, and the handling of money, except any rooms in premises of which the substantial use is a private residence or for private domestic purposes, and includes establishments, institutions and administrative services in which the workers are mainly engaged in office work;

“owner” includes a person responsible for the administration or management of the premises;

“place of public entertainment and recreation" means places where people resort, whether as members of the public, members of a club or otherwise: for example, theatres, cinemas, public boxing and wrestling halls, conference halls, dance halls, exhibition halls, galleries, museums, public libraries, enclosed public swimming pools, billiard halls, enclosed premises at 2005, clubs, bingo halls, bowling alleys, amusement arcades, piers, football stands and indoor sports centres;

“place of instruction (teaching or training)” means schools, universities, and colleges including laboratories and workshops as well as lecture rooms and classrooms, drama schools, and dancing tuition centres;

“places other than building” means moored and beached craft and booths, circus and similar movable structures if used for a purpose caught by the Regulations;

“place of work” means premises used as factory, shop, office and storage.

“premises” means building or part of a building;

“public residential accommodation” means premises providing sleeping accommodation for temporary or permanent residents: for example: hotels. motels. inns, residential clubs, hostels (including nurses’ homes etc), boarding houses, lodging houses, holiday camps. boarding schools and living accommodation in colleges and universities;

“service" means the Ghana National Fire Service;

“shop” means:

(a) A building or part of a building of which the substantial use is the carrying on there of retail trade or business (including the sale to members of the public of food or drink for immediate consumption, retail sales by auction and the business of lending books or periodicals for purposes of gain);

(b) a building or part of a building occupied by a wholesale dealer or merchant where goods are kept for wholesale distribution or sale;

(c) a building or part of a building to which members of the public are invited to resort for the purpose of delivering goods for repair, renovation, cleaning or delivering goods for repair, renovation, cleaning or other treatment, or of themselves there carrying out repairs, renovation, cleaning or other treatment of goods.

“service tag” means a tag or logbook; “Minister” means the Minister responsible for the Interior;

“Technical Committee” means the Fire Service Technical Advisory Committee established under the Ghana National Fire Service Act, 1997 (Act 537).