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The Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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13.  In the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997(1)—

(a)in regulation 2(1)—

(i)for the definition of “mine” substitute—

“mine” has the meaning given by regulation 3 of the Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 and for the purposes of these Regulations includes a tip within the meaning of regulation 4(3)(b) of those Regulations which is associated with such a mine.;

(ii)in the definition of “responsible person”, in paragraph (a)(i) for “the manager of that mine” substitute “the mine operator (within the meaning of regulation 2(1) of the Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016) of that mine”;

(b)in Part 2 of Schedule 2—

(i)in paragraph 24, for “regulation 13(1) of the Coal and other Mines (Fire and Rescue) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1970 or section 79 of the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969” substitute “an escape and rescue plan within the meaning of regulation 54 of the Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016”;

(ii)in paragraph 34, for “regulation 4 of the Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1998” substitute “regulation 51 of the Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016”; and

(iii)in paragraph 37, for “Part XI of the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 applies” substitute “the Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 apply”.

(c)in paragraphs 4(1)(b) and 5(b) of Schedule 5, for “workmen’s inspectors exercising the powers conferred on them by section 105 of the Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969” substitute “safety representatives exercising the powers conferred on them by regulation 5 of the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1979 in relation to a mine”.

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