Health (Cloth Materials) Regulations 1985


25/Jan/2002 - Current (at 31 Dec 2005)
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    3. Interpretation

    In these regulations, unless the contrary intention appears

    }approved process of cleansing and disinfection~ means

    (a) in relation to clothing, dress, wearing apparel, garments, cloth covering for a person, costumes, rags, filling material, curtains and similar material thorough washing in hot water with soap or a suitable detergent or a process of dry cleaning;

    (b) in relation to carpets and other soft floor coverings either shampooing using soap or a suitable detergent or a process of dry cleaning;

    (c) in relation to shoes, boots and other footwear rendered visibly clean and sprayed or wiped with a solution that is both disinfectant and deodorant;

    (d) in relation to headcoverings, hats and headgear rendered visibly clean and disinfected by a method approved in writing by the Executive Director, Public Health;

    (e) in relation to bedding, mattresses, pillows, upholstery, cushions and similar articles thorough cleaning of the casing with hot water and soap or a suitable detergent, or a process of drycleaning;

    (f) in relation to wigs thorough immersion and washing in a shampoo solution, then immediate drying;

    }filling material~ means flock, wadding, kapok, rags, hair, cotton linters, fibre, down feathers, sponge rubber, polyurethane foam, polystyrene, polyester fibres or other material used or likely to be used for the filling of mattresses, pillows, bedding, upholstery, cushions or substances used in packaging material or the manufacture of underfelt;

    }headgear~ means headgear that is of rigid construction;

    }premises~ means premises from which worn clothing is hired or sold to the public and includes the premises on which auctions, bazaars, fetes and opportunity shops are held it also includes the premises of charitable institutions (when appropriate), but does not include premises from which the private sale by a person or his legal representative of items of clothing, that he or members of his family have worn for their private use, takes place;

    }rag merchant~ means a person who for the purposes of trade buys and sells rags, worn clothing, textile fabrics and similar materials and includes a cloth trader;

    }secondhand dealer~ means a person who deals in or carries on the business of dealing in or buying, hiring, selling (on commission or otherwise) or exchanging any used bedding, upholstery, carpets, curtains, soft floor coverings, cushions and similar articles;

    }worn clothing~ means any clothing, dress, wearing apparel, wig, costume, cloth covering for a person, garment, head covering, headgear, hat, shoes, boots and other footwear, that is sold, hired or offered for sale or hire which has previously been worn or used but does not include any new, unused, cleansed or disinfected clothing that a purchaser or hirer has worn for a brief period to ensure correct fit.



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