55. Consultation with fire and rescue authority.

Where, in the case of a requirement as to:

  1.  

    (1)     structural fire precautions1;

  2.  

    (2)     the provision of means of escape from buildings2 in case of fire3; or

  3.  

    (3)     the provision of means for securing that such means of escape can be safely and effectively used at all material times4,

contained in building regulations5, the power to dispense with or relax that requirement