Getting Started in Business - Mobile Shop

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					Getting Started in Business


MOBILE SHOP
INTRODUCTION

This brochure is designed to help you set up a new mobile shop operation by providing
information on the relevant standards required and the application and registration
procedures.

In establishing a new business a commitment to ensuring a high standard at the development
stage through selection of suitable materials and equipment combined with thoughtful design
will result in greater operational efficiency and cost effectiveness.

The following section lists other Council Units/sections and outside agencies that may have
an interest in, or requirements relating to your proposed business. They may also provide
further technical advice or information you may need to consider before proceeding with any
venture.

1.    CHRISTCHURCH CITY COUNCIL

      Inspections & Enforcement Unit – Telephone 941 8675

      (i)   Dangerous Goods Section
            If your business involves the storage and/or supply of gas for cooking or heating
            water.

      (ii) Environmental Monitoring Section
           For further information on Bylaws regarding mobile shops and stall licences.

      Property Unit – Telephone 941 8581
      For advice on sites on streets.

      Leisure and Parks Units – Telephone 941 6840
      For advice regarding sites in parks or reserves and Council organised events.


2.    CANTERBURY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION - Telephone 379 5575

      For advice on setting up and developing a small business.


3.    DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR – Telephone 365 2600

      Occupational Safety and Health - for advice on Health and Safety in Employment
      requirements.

LEGAL REQUIREMENTS

MOBILE SHOP means a vehicle, whether self-propelled or not, from which goods, wares or
merchandise are offered or exposed for sale in the road, or from which goods, wares or
merchandise may be ordered in the road (whether or not in pursuance of any invitation to call
with the goods, wares or merchandise) or from which services are offered for sale in the road;
but does not include any vehicle on or from which food is sold for consumption in or at the
vehicle or any vehicle used for the purpose of transporting and delivering goods, wares or
merchandise pursuant to a prior order placed for the delivery of the goods, wares or
merchandise.

If food is to be sold from the mobile shop, then it must comply with the requirements of the
Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 and be registered by the Council as Movable Food
Premises.

If they are to be used in, or occupy, any street, road or other public place, they must also
have all other licenses, registrations or permits, meet any conditions and requirements and



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pay any site fees which may be required under the provisions of any relevant Act, Regulation
or Bylaw.

VENUES

Venues used on a regular basis should provide the following facilities:

•   Toilets and wash hand basins with hot and cold water.
•   Suitable refuse bins with adequate refuse removal arrangements.
•   Where possible temporary connections to the water supply and from the mobile shop
    waste water tank to the sewer.

GENERAL SAFETY

•   Check that the mobile shop has no sharp projections that could cause injury.
•   All cooking and heating equipment should be adequately screened to prevent accidental
    burn injuries from occurring among members of the public or staff.
•   All sign boards, ropes, wires etc and other equipment used in connection with the mobile
    shop should be placed so as not to cause a hazard to members of the public and in
    particular must not slow down egress in the case of fire or other emergency.
•   Electrical appliances, outlets and wiring must comply with all electrical safety
    requirements.
•   Gas installations must comply with the requirements of the Dangerous Goods Act and
    Regulations with all valves, hoses and safety devices being maintained in good condition.
•   Cylinders of LPG are to be secured in a well ventilated area on the vehicle.

BYLAW REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF MOBILE SHOP LICENCE

•   No mobile shop shall be stopped for the purpose of carrying on or soliciting business on
    the roads specified in Schedule A (turn to back of booklet).

•   The licensee or operator of any mobile shop shall not stop in any public place or road,
    except for the reasonable time required for the transaction of business with customers on
    that occasion, and in any case shall not remain stationary on any one site for a period
    exceeding one hour, nor stand on any one site more than twice in any eight hour period.
•   The licensee or operator shall, when requested by any Police Officer or authorised officer
    of the Council, alter his position or move from place to place on any road or public place
    as directed.
•   Should the licensee or operator fail to comply with the above provision, or if the mobile
    shop owned or operated by him/her or under his/her control is left unattended in any road
    or public place it shall be lawful for any officer mentioned above to move the mobile or
    travelling shop to any safe position.
•   The licence will apply only to the vehicle whose registration number is specified on the
    licence. The use of any other vehicle will not be permitted without prior written consent
    from the Council.
•   The licensee or operator shall operate the mobile shop in such a manner as to avoid
    causing any nuisance, annoyance or danger to any person.
•   No mobile shop shall stand or operate within 50 metres of any intersection, or curve in the
    roadway where visibility could be reduced or restricted.
•   The mobile shop licence is valid during the daylight hours only.
•   The licensee or operator shall at all times when operating carry the licence with them and
    shall on demand show the licence to a Police Officer or authorised officer of the Council.




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•   The licensee or operator shall remove any litter from the surrounding area of the mobile
    shop which has been generated by the activities of its operation.
•   The licensee or operator shall comply with all Acts, regulations, bylaws or ordinances
    applicable to the operation of the licence, including the preparation and sale of food.
•   The licensee shall carry adequate, sufficient and suitable public liability insurance cover
    and will provide evidence of this if requested.
•   The licence to keep a mobile shop is not transferable to another person. If the business or
    vehicle is sold or transferred to another person, the Council must be notified within 14
    days. The new owner will be required to apply for a licence and cannot use the mobile
    shop until this licence is issued.
•   The licensee is to supply a copy of written approval from a registered craftsman gasfitter,
    relating to an annual inspection of all LPG equipment.
•   That the above conditions may be reviewed at any time and amended as necessary.

APPLICATION FOR MOBILE SHOP LICENCE

Your application for a Mobile Shop Licence should consist of a completed Application for
Licence form.

SCHEDULE A – LIST OF RESTRICTED ROADS FOR MOBILE SHOPS

Central City

All roads in the Central City area bounded by and including Deans Avenue, Harper Avenue,
Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue and Moorhouse Avenue.

State Highways                            Main North Road (Cranford to Northern
Barbadoes Street (Bealey to               Motorway) (SH 74)
Moorhouse) (SH 74)                        Main South Road (Blenheim to
Bealey Avenue. (Sherborne to              Dawsons) (SH l and SH 73)
Barbadoes) (SH 74)                        Moorhouse Avenue (Waltham to
Blenheim Road (Curletts to Main South)    Madras) (SH 74)
(SH 73)                                   Northern Motorway (SH I)
Brougham Street (SH 73 and 74)            Opawa Road (Garlands to Port Hills)
Carmen Road (Masham to Main South)        (SH 74)
(SH l)                                    Port Hills Road (Opawa to Tunnel
Cranford Street (SH 74)                   Road) (SH 74)
Curletts Road (Halswell to Blenheim)      Russley Road (SH I)
(SH 73 and 75)                            Sherborne Street (SH 74)
Halswell Road (Curletts to City           Southern Motorway (SH 73)
Boundary) (SH 75)                         Tunnel Road (Port Hills to Tunnel
Jerrold Street North (SH 73)              Road) (SH 74)
Jerrold Street South (SH 73)              Waltham Road (Moorhouse to
Johns Road (SH I)                         Brougham) (SH 74)
Madras Street (Moorhouse to Bealey)       West Coast Road (SH 73)
(SH 74)                                   Yaldhurst Road (Russley to West Coast
Masham Road (SH l)                        Road) (SH 73)

Four Lane Arterials (excluding State Highways)

Aldwins Road                              Linwood Avenue (Gloucester to
Bealey Avenue (Harper to Sherborne        Hargood)
and Barbadoes to Fitzgerald)              Memorial Avenue
Blenheim Road (Deans to Curletts)         Moorhouse Avenue (Fitzgerald to
Buckleys Road                             Deans)
Ensors Road (Opawa to Ferry)              Pages Road (Woodham to Baffin)
Fendalton Road (Deans to Railway)         Whitmore Street
Harewood Road (Greers to Gardiners)       Yaldhurst Road (Peer to Racecourse)


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SCHEDULE A – LIST OF RESTRICTED ROADS FOR MOBILE SHOPS

Central City

All roads in the Central City area bounded by and including Deans Avenue, Harper Avenue,
Bealey Avenue, Fitzgerald Avenue and Moorhouse Avenue.

State Highways                           Main North Road (Cranford to Northern
Barbadoes Street (Bealey to              Motorway) (SH 74)
Moorhouse) (SH 74)                       Main South Road (Blenheim to
Bealey Avenue. (Sherborne to             Dawsons) (SH l and SH 73)
Barbadoes) (SH 74)                       Moorhouse Avenue (Waltham to
Blenheim Road (Curletts to Main South)   Madras) (SH 74)
(SH 73)                                  Northern Motorway (SH I)
Brougham Street (SH 73 and 74)           Opawa Road (Garlands to Port Hills)
Carmen Road (Masham to Main South)       (SH 74)
(SH l)                                   Port Hills Road (Opawa to Tunnel
Cranford Street (SH 74)                  Road) (SH 74)
Curletts Road (Halswell to Blenheim)     Russley Road (SH I)
(SH 73 and 75)                           Sherborne Street (SH 74)
Halswell Road (Curletts to City          Southern Motorway (SH 73)
Boundary) (SH 75)                        Tunnel Road (Port Hills to Tunnel
Jerrold Street North (SH 73)             Road) (SH 74)
Jerrold Street South (SH 73)             Waltham Road (Moorhouse to
Johns Road (SH I)                        Brougham) (SH 74)
Madras Street (Moorhouse to Bealey)      West Coast Road (SH 73)
(SH 74)                                  Yaldhurst Road (Russley to West Coast
Masham Road (SH l)                       Road) (SH 73)

Four Lane Arterials (excluding State Highways)

Aldwins Road                             Linwood Avenue (Gloucester to
Bealey Avenue (Harper to Sherborne       Hargood)
and Barbadoes to Fitzgerald)             Memorial Avenue
Blenheim Road (Deans to Curletts)        Moorhouse Avenue (Fitzgerald to
Buckleys Road                            Deans)
Ensors Road (Opawa to Ferry)             Pages Road (Woodham to Baffin)
Fendalton Road (Deans to Railway)        Whitmore Street
Harewood Road (Greers to Gardiners)      Yaldhurst Road (Peer to Racecourse)




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