THEATRES (section 5.32.3. and 5.32.4.)

- “equipped with mechanical devices along the top”: upper part of the stage house (the flies) with equipped grid which makes it possible to work parts of the backdrops and screens during the performances and to store these before or after their use on the stage;

- “equipped with mechanical devices along the bottom”: space located under the plateau (stage floor) fitted with one or a multiple of mechanical appliances which enable the storage of one or a multiple of backdrops and screens;

- “equipped grid”: an open fly supporting the pulleys or the hoists for the stage equipment, this being an entity of cords (cables), pulleys, machines (winches, drums, counterweights, etc.), and battens that enable the handling of parts of screens and the hanging of lighting appliances.

- “fire integrity (or fire resistance)”: the ability of a building component to meet the criteria specified for the standard test for fire integrity for a certain duration of time with respect to load-bearing function, integrity or thermal insulation. The fire resistance of structural elements is indicated in accordance with the European fire resistance classification system, introduced by Commission Decision 2000/367/EC of 3 May 2000 implementing Council Directive 89/106/EEC as regards the classification of the resistance to fire performance of construction products, construction works and parts thereof;

- “reaction to fire”: all the properties that have an impact on the emergence and spread of a fire. The classification of the reaction to fire is indicated in accordance with European Commission Decision 2000/147/EC of 8 February 2000 implementing Directive 89/106/EEC.


- “shooting range”: a building or a part of a building that consists of at least the following spaces:


the shooting area: the space where the actual shooting takes place and which contains the shooting zone;


the shooting zone: the space between the shooter and the target;

and in which the following spaces can also be found:


the armoury: the space where weapons and ammunition are stored;


the maintenance space: the space where the weapons are made ready to use or maintained before or after firing;


the store: the space where the target installation is stored; this space must be adjacent to the shooting area.


- “shooting range”: the entity of throwing machines, shooting position and shooting field serving for one specific discipline;

- “shooting site”: the entity of the parcels on which a shooting range is located;

- “shooting field”: the part of the shooting terrain from the position of the shooters which with normal shooting behaviour can be covered by the projectiles;

- “throwing site”: place where the throwing machine(s) is/are located;

- “shooting position”: place taken up by the shooters when they shoot;

- “operators”: persons at and operating the throwing machines;

- “throw supervisor”: person operating the machine remotely or giving orders to the operators.

- "traditional rifle shooting": shooting with a heavy rifle from a fixed mooring post at a rake in the open air. Shooting takes place on a shooting range, linked to a folkloristic guild of marksmen;

- "HLTS": the "handreiking Limburgs traditioneel schieten" [Limburg guide to traditional shooting], produced under the auspices of the Provincial Executive of Limburg (Netherlands);

- "mooring post": a post with a horizontal support beam at the top on which the heavy rifle rests during shooting;

- "rake": target consisting of three or five uprights, each with cross slats to which wooden balls or cubes are attached;

- "shooting tree": a post to which the rake is attached;

- "ogive": the front of a bullet;

- "carriage": device into which the rifle is clamped on the mooring post and which can be set such that the freedom of movement of the rifle is adequately restricted to capture all bullets in the bullet trap;

- "riflemaster": official who is responsible for ensuring that all the rules are observed during shooting activities.

BATHING POOLS (Section 5.32.9.)
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- “motor vehicle”: vehicle powered by a combustion engine, regardless of the fuel used;

- “motor vessel”: vessel powered by a combustion engine, regardless of the fuel used;

- “course”: terrains or waters, or parts of them, not in closed spaces and not on the public highway or public waterway, on which races, obstacle courses, test drives, practice or other recreational uses of motor vehicles/motor vessels take place;

- “establishment requiring quiet”: nursing establishments, homes for the elderly, scientific and educational establishments, culture centres, public libraries or museums in use during the use of a course for motor vehicles;

- “nature reserve, nature park, forest reserve”: the areas as referred to in Article 13 of the Royal Decree of 28 December 1972 concerning the establishment and the application of the draft regional plans and regional plans, forestry reserves as referred to in the Forestry Decree of 13 July 1990 and nature reserves and nature parks as referred to in the law of 12 July 1973 on nature conservation.

Digital cinemas (Section 5.32.5bis)

1 “digital cinema”: an establishment where as a main activity images are projected onto a screen using a digital cinema projector and sounds are reproduced using a digital cinema audio processor;

2 "sound management system": the written rules and guidelines available to the public relating to the operation and maintenance of a digital cinema with a view to managing the sound and controlling sound levels in the cinema, including the current standards applicable in the sector and the generally accepted codes of good practice for the professional category concerned.

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