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Written Answers - Health and Safety Regulations

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 762 No. 1

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 197.  Deputy Terence Flanagan Information on Terence Flanagan Zoom on Terence Flanagan  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  if he will provide details of the regular fire safety checks that take place on existing sports buildings by engineers from his Department; if he will provide details of the person who signs off on the new fire stopping when needed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19649/12]

 198.  Deputy Terence Flanagan Information on Terence Flanagan Zoom on Terence Flanagan  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  if he will provide details of the fire safety checks that take place on new sports buildings by engineers from his Department who are independent from the contractors employed who carry out the work; if he will provide details of the person who signs off on the fire stopping; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19650/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar I propose to take Questions Nos. 197 and 198 together.

I have no responsibility in relation to fire safety checks on new or existing buildings used for sports. The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is not involved in the management of sports facilities nor is it the owner of such facilities. Responsibility in this area lies with those who own and operate the sports facilities as well as the relevant local authorities. While the Department does provide support to sports capital projects by local authorities and sporting bodies, it is the responsibility of the individual local authorities and sporting bodies to ensure that the legal requirements relating to fire safety are met.


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