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

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Auxiliary apparatus and equipment

4.—(1) The owner shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that persons are not endangered when all apparatus and equipment normally used by persons to leave the mine becomes unavailable or when there is a breakdown whilst persons are being wound and shall provide suitable and effective auxiliary apparatus and equipment to enable persons to gain exit to the surface safely.

(2) The manager shall make suitable rules for the use of the auxiliary apparatus and equipment referred to in paragraph (1) which include—

(a)arrangements for the proper maintenance, examination and testing of the auxiliary apparatus and equipment;

(b)the appointment of sufficient competent persons to inspect and operate such apparatus and equipment; and

(c)arrangements for the adequate and effective training of such persons in the use of such apparatus and equipment,

and shall ensure that the rules are brought to the notice of the persons who may be affected by them and that a copy of the rules is posted in the covered accommodation at the mine.

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