Health Act (Laundries and Bathrooms) Regulations



    5. Requirement for laundry facilities

    (1) In this regulation

    }flat~ means that portion of a building used or intended, or adapted or designed for use as a separate tenement for residential purposes in a building containing 2 or more such tenements, but shall not include any building or place established wholly or partly by contributions from the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Commonwealth or the consolidated revenue of the State and used for the purpose of housing aged persons.

    }single bedroom flat~ means a flat which contains only one room used or intended for use as a bedroom.

    (2) Subject to subregulations (5) and (7), the owner of any house shall provide therein a laundry which

    (a) is properly enclosed and roofed;

    (b) has a floor area in accordance with the requirements of the Uniform Building By-laws;

    (c) is not situated in a room in which food is prepared, stored, served or consumed; and

    (d) is fitted with the fixtures and fittings specified in subregulation (3) or subregulation (4), as the case requires.

    (3) The laundry in a house which is a }private dwelling~ within the meaning of by-law 301 of the Uniform Building By-laws shall be provided with

    (a) 2 wash troughs connected to an adequate supply of water and each having a capacity of not less than 36 litres and one copper; or

    (b) a mechanical washing machine and one wash trough having a capacity of not less than 36 litres which wash trough shall be connected to an adequate supply of cold water and also, if the washing machine is not fitted with an apparatus for heating water, to an adequate hot water system.

    (4) The laundry in a flat, other than a single bedroom flat, shall be provided with the following facilities

    (a) a wash trough having a capacity of not less than 36 litres connected to an adequate supply of cold water and to an adequate hot water system;

    (b) space in accordance with the Uniform Building By-laws for a washing machine, which space shall be provided with a power point connected to an electricity supply; and

    (c) space for a drying cabinet, which space shall be provided with a power point connected to an electricity supply.

    (5) Notwithstanding subregulation (2) the laundry of a single bedroom flat may be the communal laundry provided in accordance with these regulations.

    (6) For the purposes of subregulations (3), (4) and (8), a hot water system is adequate if it is capable of delivering water at a temperature of 75 degrees Celsius at a rate of not less than 0.04 litre per second.

    (7) Subject to subregulation (8) the owner of a building of which a flat forms part shall provide communal laundry facilities in accordance with the following scale
    No. of bedrooms in
    the building
    No. of laundry units to be
    provided in communal
    facilities
    1 - 10
    1
    11 - 30
    2
    31 - 70
    3
    71 - 100
    4
    101 - 140
    5
    141 - 180
    6
    181 - 200
    7

    plus one additional laundry unit for each 50 bedrooms in excess of 200.

    (8) Where any flat contains a laundry complying with the requirements of subregulation (2)(a), (b) and (c) , which is provided with

    (a) a wash trough having a capacity of not less than 36 litres, connected to an adequate supply of cold water and to an adequate hot water system;

    (b) a mechanical washing machine; and

    (c) an electrically operated drying cabinet,

    the number of bedrooms in that flat may be deducted from the number of bedrooms in the building when applying the scale to assess the number of laundry units to be provided in the communal facilities referred to in subregulation (7).

    (9) For the purposes of subregulation (7), a }laundry unit~ means a group of facilities consisting of

    (a) one washing machine with a capacity of not less 4 kilograms weight of dry clothing;

    (b) one wash trough of not less than, 36 litres capacity connected to both cold and hot water; and

    (c) either a drying cabinet connected to an electricity supply or not less than 30 metres of clothes line,

    and for which a hot water system is provided that

    (d) is capable of delivering 0.04 litre of water per second at a temperature of 75 degrees Celsius for each washing machine provided with the communal facilities; and

    (e) has a delivery rate of not less than 0.3 litre per second to each washing machine.

    [Regulation 5 amended in Gazette 21 Jun 1974 p. 2045-6.]



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