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The Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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20.—(1) The mine operator shall prepare and implement a fire protection plan detailing—

(a)the likely sources of fire; and

(b)the precautions to be taken to protect against, detect and combat the outbreak and spread of fire.

(2) In respect of every part of the mine other than any building on the surface of the mine, the fire protection plan shall—

(a)include the designation of persons to implement the plan;

(b)include the arrangements for any necessary contacts with external emergency services, particularly as regards rescue work and fire fighting; and

(c)be adapted to the nature of the activities carried out at the mine and the size of the mine.

(3) The fire protection plan shall be kept at the mine or at some other suitable place.

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