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Inflammable Oils Act.—1908.
PART 1 Flashing point.
8. For the purposes of this Act the true flashing point of an inflammable oil shall be that defined in the Schedule hereto when the oil is tested in the manner set forth in the said Schedule.
KEEPING OF INFLAMMABLE OIL. Stores and
9. Stores or premises may, upon payment of such fees and subpremises may be licensed or registered. ject to such conditions as are prescribed, be licensed or registered by
the Minister for the keeping of inflammable oil.
10. Subject to section 18, no person shall keep inflammable oil quantities may be
, except in a licensed store or in registered premises: Provided that kept in unlice nsed and acept a licensed unregistered stores nothing shall prevent the keeping of inflammable oiland premises.
(a) In quantitics not exceeding the following:-
any person within a distance of fifty feet thereof, or if
wall: 11. One hundred gallons of kerosine if petrol is kept by any
person within a distance of fifty feet thereof, and neither the petrol nor the kerosine is kept completely
surrounded by a screen wall: 1. Fifty gallons of petrol: Provided that all the petrol in
excess of five gallons is contained in substantial closed metal vessels, none of which contains more than ten
gallons of petrol: (0) On a ship, boat, or carriage, while being conveyed thereon
in accordance with this Act: (c) In the fuel tank on a motor carriage or motor-propelled ship. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
in quantities exceeding the following:-
person within a distance of fifty feet thereof, or if any
is kept completely surrounded by a screen wall:
person within a distance of fifty feet thereof; and neither
petrol ; or if not so situated, two hundred gallons of petrol. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
Inflammable Oils Act.—1908.
12. Every person keeping inflammable oil in registered premises PART 11. and every person in or about such premises shall comply with the Rules as to registered following rules :
premises. (a) All inflammable oil kept in the premises, except so much as
is withdrawn for immediate use, shall be kept in a depôt
persons are accustomed to assemble for purposes of public
is completely surrounded by a screen wall:
any place where any vessel containing inflammable oil
vapor arising from such inflammable oil:
flammable substance or other source of danger within fifty
metal or other prescribed material. Every such vessel
labelled as provided in Part III. of this Act:
for the prevention of accidents by fire or explosion, and for tions, 1900.
13. Whenever any of the conditions contained in section 12 are Registration may be not complied with, or in any case where the Minister thinks fit, the cancelled. registration of premises may be cancelled, and such premises shall thereupon be deemed to be unregistered.
Licensed Stores. 14. Save as herein before provided, no person shall keep inflam- Licensed stores. mable oil except in a licensed store. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
Conditions as to licensing stores.
Inflammable Oils Act.—1908. 15. No store shall be licensed unless the following conditions are complied with :(a) The store shall include one or more depôts as defined by this
Act exclusively appropriated to the keeping of inflammable oil and such goods as are specified in the licence; and all buildings and places adjoining each other and occupied together shall be deemed to be ihe same store, and shall
be included in one licence: b) Where the store is situate in a town, every depôt therein shall
have an effective covering roof of metal, sand, slate, or other uninflammable material, unless any such depôt is within another building, and that building has a roof or
roofs externally unin flammable: Every depôt shall be so situated as not to be within fifty
feet of any fire, forge, furnace, explosive, highly in.
flammable substance, or other source of danger: (d) Every depôt shall be separated as prescribed from all protected
works: (e) Every depôt shall be in all other respects situated and con
structed as prescribed.
Licence may be forfeited.
16. Whenever any of the conditions contained in section 15 are not complied with, or in any case where the Minister thinks fit, the licence may be forfeited, and the store shall thereupon be deemed to be unlicensed.
Rules as to licensed stores.
17. Every person keeping inflammable oil in a licensed store and every person in or about the same shall comply with the following rules :(a) All inflammable oil kept in the store, except so much as is
withdrawn for immediate use, shall be kept in the depot appropriated for the purpose, and the inflammable oil shall be kept in substantial closed vessels of metal or other prescribed material, so constructed and secured as to prevent any oil from escaping therefrom in the form of liquid, except such as may be due to unavoidable leakage
provided such leakage is remedied without delay: b) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the depôt shall be
used exclusively for the keeping of inflammable oil and
the packages in which the oil is contained : o person under the age of fourteen years shall be employed
inside any depôt or licensed store : No explosives, nor anything liable to spontaneous ignition or
combustion, and no fire or light, except an artificial light of the construction and character prescribed, shall be taken into any depôt, or shall be placed, brought, or allowed to remain within fifty feet thereof, or of any inflammable oil in course of conveyance to or from a depôt:
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(e) No inflammable oil shall be received into or delivered from
the store between sunset and sunrise except with the
scribed be used :
the licence shall be kept in the store: (9) No person shall smoke in any part of the store, and no person
shall bring any matches into any depôt or licensed store :
sand or other prescribed material so distributed about the
inflammable oil which may be spilled or ignited :
be taken for the prevention of accidents by fire or ex-
or explosion and is not reasonably necessary :
licence may be forfeited. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
PART III. MARKING OF PACKAGES. 18. No person shall keep, convey, sell, or expose for sale petrol Package containing exceeding five gallons in quantity, unless the outermost package con- petrol taining the same is clearly marked in conspicuous letters“ Highly Inflammable,” together with the word “Petrol,” or with the trade name under which the oil is sold. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
19. No person shall keep, convey, sell, or expose for sale any Where flashing point
A ch is less than one kerosine exceeding five gallons in quantity, and having a true flash- i
hundred degrees ing point of less than one hundred degrees Fahrenheit, unless the Fahrenheit. outermost package containing the same is clearly marked in conspicuous letters “For Use In Oil Engines.” Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
20. No person shall keep, convey, sell, or expose for sale any Packages containing
W kerosine to be marked kerosine exceeding five gallons in quantity, and having a true
and having a true where flashing point flashing point of not less than one hundred degrees Fahrenheit is not less than one unless the outermost package containing the same is clearly Fahrenheitgrees marked in conspicuous letters “Kerosine," or the trade name under which the oil is sold. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
CONVEYANCE OF INFLAMMABLE OIL. Rules as to conveying, 21. Every person conveying, loading, or unloading inflammable loading, and unloading : inflammable oil.
ding oil, or assisting in any of such operations, and every employer of
any person in any of such operations, shall comply with the follow-
metal or other prescribed material from which the oil
or to become defective or insecure in course of conveyance: (6) He shall take all due precautions, whether prescribed or not,
to prevent any of the oil from escaping or being discharged into any part of a house or building, or of the curtilage thereof, or into any sewer or drain, or into any
inland or tidal water : (c) He shall take all due precautions, whether prescribed or not,
for the prevention of accidents by fire or explosion, and for preventing unauthorised persons having access to the oil, and shall abstain from any act whatever which tends to cause fire or explosion and is not reasonably necessary for the purposes of the conveyance, loading, or unloading of the oil or of any other article carried therewith, and for preventing any other persons from committing any such act; and any such other person who, after being warned, commits any such act shall be deemed to commit a breach
of these rules : The work of loading or unloading the oil on or from
any ship or boat shall not be carried on between sunset and sunrise without the permission of the Chief Inspector in writing first had and obtained: Provided that, as regards any ship or boat used in navigating the River Murray, such permission may be granted for any specified occasion or occasions, or as a general permission covering any period
not exceeding twelve months. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.
22. No master of any ship or boat shall convey, load, or unload any inflammable oil of a greater quantity than prescribed, unless he has first given such notice as prescribed to an inspector. Penalty, not exceeding One Hundred Pounds.