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Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998

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2.—(1) These Regulations shall apply below ground to all mines.

(2) Where the number of persons working in any—

(a)shaft which is in the course of being sunk;

(b)outlet which is in the course of being driven;

(c)inset; or

(d)exploratory development work from such a shaft, outlet or inset,

does not at any one time exceed 30, regulations 3, 5 and 7 shall not apply in relation to the exit or access to exits of such persons.

(3) For the purpose of paragraph (2) “inset” means a heading, chamber or other space in the course of being driven or excavated from a shaft or outlet and which is accessible only from a shaft or outlet and is not being driven or excavated solely or mainly for the purpose of getting of minerals or products of minerals.

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