Guidance

Amusement premises: model byelaw 3

Model byelaw for local authorities to regulate amusement premises.

Documents

Model byelaw 3

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Model byelaw 3: guidance notes

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Detail

Section 75 of the Public Health Act 1961, as amended by section 22 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, enables local authorities to make byelaws for the regulation of amusement premises.

The model byelaws contain complex and detailed technical information which is deemed essential to preserve public safety and uniform standards throughout the country and should be maintained as far as possible. Local variation on matters of public safety is not desirable. The byelaws should, therefore, be adopted as a package without deviation. The secretary of state will not normally confirm byelaws which deviate from these models.

The model set includes byelaws on:

  • regulation of opening hours
  • safe egress
  • nuisance
  • cleanliness
  • order and public safety
  • fire prevention