STORAGE OF PETROLEUM IN QUANTITIES EXCEEDING 100 CASES BUT NOT EXCEEDING 400 CASES
13. Before the Director grants a licence for the storage of petroleum in quantities exceeding 100 cases but not exceeding 400 cases, the applicant shall provide a storage chamber or building in such a position as may be approved by him and so constructed as to comply with the conditions laid down in these Rules. Such chamber shall be constructed in a building which is not less than 7.5 metres distant from any other building or may be a separate building in which case it shall be at a distance of not less than 7.5 metres from any other building.
14. A plan of every such building as is referred to in rule 13 shall be deposited with the Director and shall show the position and nature of any other building within 30 metres of that building to a scale not smaller than 10 metres to 2.5 centimetres and plans as required by the Building Control Act [Cap. 29] and the regulations made thereunder shall also be submitted:
Provided that in the case of any building lawfully used immediately prior to 24th December 1926 for the storage of petroleum in quantities exceeding 100 cases but not exceeding 400 cases it shall not be necessary to deposit the plan unless the Director by notice in writing requires such plan to be deposited.
15. The following conditions shall be complied with in regard to every such building as is referred to in rule 13:
the storage chamber shall be constructed with walls of brickwork of a thickness of not less than 35 centimetres rendered inside with cement plaster of a thickness of not less than 2.5 centimetres;
the roof or top of the chamber shall be of reinforced concrete at least 10 centimetres in thickness, and ventilators of approved pattern shall be provided in approved positions. If the chamber is a separate building the roof may be of corrugated iron or other non-inflammable materials as approved by the Director;
if the chamber is a separate building a copper lightning-conductor shall be provided leading to an earth-plate in a pit, well, river, or the sea, and shall be maintained in good order;
if the chamber is inside a building the floor level of the chamber shall be below ground level, a depth equal to at least half the height of the remainder of the chamber above ground level;
the door to the chamber shall be of steel or iron at least 3 millimetres in thickness and shall not exceed 1.5 metres in height and 0.9 metre in width. The sill of the door shall be at least 0.9 metre above the floor level and there shall be no other openings in the walls of the chamber;
the cubic capacity of the chamber up to the top of the wall inside shall not be more than 8.1 cubic metres for every 100 cases to be stored; and
the floor shall be laid in cement concrete not less than 10 centimetres in thickness and rendered with cement plaster not less than 2.5 centimetres in thickness.
16. Except as allowed by rule 17, the petroleum shall be stored in the chamber only and in no other part of the premises.
17. During daylight a quantity not exceeding 5 cases or 10 tins of petroleum may be exposed for sale or placed outside the chamber at one time but after 7 p.m. no petroleum may be kept outside the chamber.
18. No tin or drum containing petroleum shall be broached or opened nor shall any petroleum be drawn off or changed from one receptacle to another at any hour under circumstances where the use of artificial light is necessary.
19. No fire or cooking-place or any artificial light shall be used within 3 metres of any storage chamber.