No. S 81
Fire Safety Act
(Chapter 109A)
Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations 2005
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 61(1) of the Fire Safety Act, the Minister for Home Affairs hereby makes the following Regulations:
PART I
PRELIMINARY
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations 2005 and shall come into operation on 16th February 2005.
Definitions
2.—(1)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved code of practice” means any code of practice, standard, guide or manual that is approved by the Commissioner for the purpose of providing practical guidance to persons engaged in the storage, keeping, transport or dispensing of any petroleum or flammable material;
“approved inspector” means any person approved by the Commissioner to carry out inspections, tests and certification required by these Regulations of any premises or vehicle used or to be used in the storage or transport of any petroleum or flammable material or both;
“carrier”, in relation to any petroleum or flammable material, means any person undertaking the transport of the petroleum or flammable material, whether for hire or reward and whether on his own account;
“cartridge” means a non-refillable container of less than 1.4 litres water capacity designed to be disposed of when empty and constructed to an accepted code of practice and standard, but does not include cigarette lighters and similar small containers;
“Class III petroleum” means any petroleum having a flashpoint of at least 61°C but not more than 93°C;
“container” means any thing which may be used to store any petroleum or flammable material, and includes any cartridge, cylinder, tank, portable tank, cargo tank, pressure receptacle or freight container;
“cylinder” means a container which has a capacity of less than 250 litres water capacity and is used to store petroleum or flammable materials;
“dealer” means a person or company engaged in the business of distributing Class O petroleum in cylinders to the public;
“Emergency Response Plan” means a plan prepared under regulation 27;
“factory” has the same meaning as in the Factories Act (Cap. 104);
“freight container” means an article or a transport equipment designed to facilitate the carriage of goods by one or more modes of transport without intermediate re-loading of the contents;
“Hazardous Materials Transport Driver Permit” or “permit” means a permit for a person to drive a vehicle transporting any petroleum or flammable material;
“label” means any printed, pictorial or other descriptive matter appearing on or attached to —
(a)a vehicle conveying; or
(b)a container containing,
any petroleum or flammable material;
“licence” means —
(a)a licence to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both;
(b)a licence for premises to store or keep any petroleum or flammable material or both;
(c)a licence to import any petroleum or flammable material or both;
(d)a licence to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both; or
(e)a licence for a vehicle to transport any petroleum or flammable material or both;
“licensee” means a person who holds a valid licence;
“multi-load”, in relation to the transport of petroleum or flammable materials in package, means a load consisting of 2 or more different types of petroleum or flammable materials in separate containers, whether or not any other material is being conveyed at the same time;
“personal identifier” means an image, a measurement or a recording of a person or any part of a person, or any particulars, information or record for the purpose of identifying or authenticating the identity of a person;
“pressure receptacle” includes any cylinder, tube or closed cryogenic receptacle or any bundle of cylinders;
“professional engineer” means a person who is registered as a professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act (Cap. 253) and has in force a practising certificate issued under that Act;
“storage of petroleum or flammable materials in bulk” means storage other than the storage of petroleum or flammable materials in package;
“storage of petroleum or flammable materials in package” means storage of any petroleum or flammable material in one or more individual containers of less than 250 litres of water capacity each;
“supplier” means a person or company engaged in the business of bottling Class O petroleum into cylinders for distribution to dealers or to the public;
“tank” means a container having a water capacity of 450 litres or above, including an ISO-tank, which is used to store any class of petroleum or any flammable material;
“Transport Emergency Response Plan” means such plan prepared under regulation 45;
“transport of petroleum or flammable materials in bulk” means transport other than the transport of petroleum or flammable materials in package;
“transport of petroleum or flammable materials in package” means transport of any petroleum or any flammable materials in one or more individual containers of less than 250 litres water capacity each;
“vehicle” means a road tanker, tank truck, semi-trailer, trailer (including any trailer which does not form part of the vehicle) or any other vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads that may be used in the transport of petroleum or flammable materials but does not include a railroad tank car.
(2)  In these Regulations —
(a)any reference to an accepted code of practice shall be a reference to the code of practice as amended from time to time; and
(b)if an approved code of practice is inconsistent with these Regulations or the Act, these Regulations and the Act shall prevail to the extent of that inconsistency.

Made this 8th day of February 2005.

TAN GUONG CHING
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
Singapore.
[MHA (PS) 8/3/003; AG/LEG/SL/109A/2002/1 Vol. 3]