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The Mines (Shafts and Winding) Regulations 1993

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Installation and modification of winding apparatus

11.—(1) When winding apparatus is installed, the owner shall appoint sufficient competent persons who shall examine all aspects of the installation of the apparatus and make a written report.

(2) When winding apparatus is modified in a way which could affect its safe operation, the manager shall appoint sufficient competent persons who shall examine all aspects of the modification of the apparatus and make a written report.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation any modification made to winding apparatus with a view to rectifying a defect mentioned in a report made under paragraph (1) or (2) shall be treated as a modification which could affect the safe operation of the winding apparatus.

(4) The manager shall ensure that winding apparatus is not used after being installed or after being modified as mentioned in paragraph (2) unless the report made under paragraph (1) or, as the case may be, paragraph (2) (and construed in each case together with any further report made by virtue of paragraph (3)) states that the winding apparatus is safe to use.

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