PART IVA
INSTALLATION OF EXTERIOR FEATURES
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Definitions of this Part
41A.  In this Part ––
“air-conditioning unit” includes a window air-conditioning unit and any condensing equipment of an air-conditioning unit;
“approved window contractor” means a company or firm which is registered by the Authority as an approved window contractor under the regulatory work-head RW01 of the Authority’s Contractors’ Registry;
“Authority” means the Building and Construction Authority;
“installation” includes repairing, replacing, modifying and other works connected with or carried out for the purpose of installation;
“trained air-conditioning unit installer” means an individual certified by the Authority as a trained air-conditioning unit installer;
“trained window installer” means an individual certified by the Authority as a trained window installer.
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Installation of air-conditioning unit by trained air-conditioning unit installer
41B.—(1)  Any person who desires to install an air-conditioning unit on the exterior of any building or which projects outwards from any building shall engage a trained air-conditioning unit installer to carry out the installation works relating to the air-conditioning unit.
(2)  No person shall install any air-conditioning unit on the exterior of any building or which projects outwards from any building unless he is a trained air-conditioning unit installer.
(3)  Any person who contravenes paragraph (1) or (2) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
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Duties of trained air-conditioning unit installer
41C.—(1)  Subject to paragraph (2), every trained air-conditioning unit installer engaged to carry out the installation works relating to an air-conditioning unit under regulation 41B shall install a structural supporting system for the air-conditioning unit that complies with the specifications set out in Part I, II, III or IV of the Seventh Schedule, as the case may be, and any other requirement in these Regulations.
(2)  A trained air-conditioning unit installer may depart from the specifications and requirements under paragraph (1) if ––
(a)he has obtained the prior written approval of the Commissioner of Building Control to such departure; or
(b)in relation to a flat or building in any housing estate of the Housing and Development Board, he has complied with the specifications approved by that Board.
(3)  A trained air-conditioning unit installer shall, not later than 14 days after the completion of installation works relating to any air-conditioning unit, submit a report of the completed works to the Commissioner of Building Control, in such form as the Commissioner of Building Control shall determine.
(4)  Any trained air-conditioning unit installer who fails to comply with paragraph (1) or (3) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
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Installation of window by trained window installer, etc.
41D.—(1)  Any person who desires to install a window on any building shall engage an approved window contractor or a builder to install the window.
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(1A)  Any person who desires to install, in the course of any building works, a window that is to be an exterior feature of a building, shall engage a builder to perform the installation.
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(2)  Subject to paragraph (2A), no person shall install any window that is or is to be an exterior feature of any building unless —
(a)he is a trained window installer; or
(b)he is doing so under the supervision and guidance of a trained window installer.
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(2A)  No trained window installer shall install, or supervise and guide the installation of, any window that is or is to be an exterior feature of any building unless he is —
(a)a director;
(b)a partner;
(c)the sole proprietor; or
(d)an employee,
of an approved window contractor or a builder engaged under paragraph (1) or (1A), as the case may be.
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(3)  Any person who contravenes paragraph (1), (1A), (2) or (2A) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
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Duties of builder, approved window contractor and trained window installer
41E.—(1)  Every builder, approved window contractor or trained window installer appointed to install a window under regulation 41D shall carry out the works in compliance with the objectives and performance requirements set out in the Fifth Schedule relating to the safety of windows and any other requirement in these Regulations.
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(1A)  A builder or an approved window contractor appointed under regulation 41D(1) to carry out the replacement or modification of windows shall, not later than 14 days after the completion of the replacement or modification works, submit a certification of the completion of work to the Commissioner of Building Control in such form or manner as the Commissioner of Building Control may determine.
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(2)  Any builder or approved window contractor who fails to comply with paragraph (1) or (1A), and any trained window installer who fails to comply with paragraph (1), shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
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Qualifications for certification as trained air-conditioning unit installer
41F.  No person shall be certified by the Authority as a trained air-conditioning unit installer unless he has completed such training course on the installation of a structural supporting system to support an air-conditioning unit as the Authority may require.
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Requirements for registration as approved window contractor
41G.  The Authority may register as an approved window contractor any company or firm which ––
(a)is recognised by the Housing and Development Board as a trained window contractor; or
(b)has at least 2 trained window installers each of whom is either a director, a partner, the sole proprietor or an employee of the company or firm, as the case may be.
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Qualifications for certification as trained window installer
41H.  No person shall be certified by the Authority as a trained window installer unless —
(a)he has completed such training course on safety of windows as the Authority may require; and
(b)he has, before commencing the training course in paragraph (a), acquired 12 months or such other period of practical experience in the installation of windows as the Authority may require.
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Revocation of registration
41I.—(1)  The Authority may revoke the registration of any approved window contractor which ––
(a)has been convicted of an offence which, in the opinion of the Authority, renders it unfit to remain registered as an approved window contractor;
(b)has breached any of the conditions of its registration; or
(c)is, in the opinion of the Authority, unable to effectively carry out its duties under these Regulations or any other building regulations as an approved window contractor.
(2)  Where the Authority intends to revoke the registration of any approved window contractor under paragraph (1), the Authority shall notify that approved window contractor and give it an opportunity to be heard.
(3)  Any approved window contractor whose registration has been revoked under paragraph (1), may, within 14 days after receiving notice of such revocation, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.
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