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

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Regulation 12(3)

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Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

1.  In section 48(1) of the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 (which relates to the safety of roads and working places) for the words “section 33” there shall be substituted the words “regulation 8 of the Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998”.

Coal and Other Mines (Managers and Officials) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1970

2.  In the Coal and Other Mines (Managers and Officials) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1970(1)—

(a)in regulation 20 (which relates to a deputy’s duty to fence off dangerous places) for the words “section 33 of the Act” there shall be substituted the words “regulation 8 of the Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998”; and

(b)in regulation 24 (which relates to a deputy’s duty to be acquainted with ways leading to exits)—

(i)for the words “of egress therefrom or from any place therein” there shall be substituted the words “each leading to a different exit”;

(ii)for the words “section 24 of the Act” there shall be substituted the words “regulation 7(1) of the Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998”; and

(iii)after the words “from the district” for the words “and from any such place therein” there shall be substituted the words “and from every place where a person works”.

Mines (Emergency Egress) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1975

3.  In the Mines (Emergency Egress) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1975—

(a)in regulation 5 (which relates to the use of gravity winding apparatus), in paragraph (1), for the words “any scheme made under these Regulations” there shall be substituted the words “any rules made under regulation 4(2) of the Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998”;

(b)in regulation 5, in paragraph (2), for the word “scheme” there shall be substituted the word “rules”; and

(c)in regulation 6, for the words “any scheme made under these regulations” there shall be substituted the words “any rules made under regulation 4(2) of the Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998”.

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

4.  In paragraph 34 of Schedule 2 to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (which relates to the use of emergency escape apparatus), for the words “the Mines (Emergency Egress) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1975” substitute the words “the Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998”.

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