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					                                                                                Note for Guidance No 9
              West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
                                                                                 Animal Establishments

  Background

  This Note for Fire Officers provides guidance on the standards that are considered appropriate in
  respect to fire safety in Animal Establishments.

  The Note aims to set general principles and to provide the reader with information as to which
  approved document or technical standard is considered by this Authority to be appropriate.

  Legislation

  PET ANIMALS ACT 1951 (AS AMENDED BY THE RR(FIRE SAFETY) ORDER 2005
  ANIMAL BOARDING ESTABLISHMENTS ACT 1963
  RIDING ESTABLISHMENTS ACT 1964 AND 1970
  BREEDING OF DOGS ACT 1973
  ZOO LICENSING ACT 1981
  DANGEROUS WILD ANIMALS ACT 1976

  Information

  The above legislation has been made covering fire safety of animals for businesses associated
  with:

  •          Pet Shops
  •          Animal Boarding Establishments
  •          Riding Establishments
  •          Dog Breeding Establishments
  •          Zoos

  These premises are controlled by a licensing system operated by the local authority and, in any
  decision to grant a licence, the licensing authority is obliged to have regard to the protection of
  animals in case of fire or emergency. However, no condition of license may be specified that
  relates to any matter in relation to which requirements or prohibitions are, or could be, made by or
  under, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

  When requested to inspect and report on such premises, Fire Safety Officers should assess
  suitability against the guidance issued by the CLG – “Animal Premises and Stables”.

  This guide to be used at all equine establishments, stables, livery yards and other animal
  establishments.

  http://www.communities.gov.uk




Issue Date     October 2007                   Review Date   October 2011                 Ref   FSNFG009

				
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