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Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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1General duties of mine owners.N.I.

(1)It shall be the duty of the owner of every mine to make such financial and other provision and take such other steps as may be necessary to secure—

(a)that the mine is managed and worked in accordance with the provisions in that behalf of this Act, orders made thereunder and regulations and is so planned and laid out as to enable that purpose to be readily secured; and

(b)that all other provisions of this Act, orders made thereunder and regulations and all requirements imposed under this Act, orders made thereunder and regulations [F1 and all requirements or prohibitions imposed by or under the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 [1978 NI9] or health and safety regulations] are, so far as applicable to the mine, duly complied with;

and, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing words, to give, to any person appointed by him for the purpose of securing the fulfilment, in relation to the mine, of statutory responsibilities of his with respect to any matters, written instructions defining the matters with respect to which that person is charged with securing the fulfilment of those responsibilities.

(2)Forthwith after the giving by the owner of a mine, to a person appointed by him for the purpose aforesaid, of such instructions as aforesaid, the owner shall send a copy of the instructions to[F2 the Executive]F2. . . and to the manager of the mine.

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F1SR 1980/333

F2SR 1999/150

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