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The Mines (Control of Ground Movement) Regulations 1999

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11.—(1) No person shall install any support materials in a mine other than those provided by the owner of the mine.

(2) The manager of every mine shall ensure that a sufficient supply of suitable support material is at all times readily available at any place in the mine where a person whose duties include its installation (referred to in this regulation as “the installer”) needs it for the purpose of keeping that place secure.

(3) Where a sufficient supply of suitable support material is not readily available in accordance with paragraph (2) the installer shall withdraw to a place of safety and immediately report to an official of the mine that he has done so.

(4) Where it appears to an official of a mine that a sufficient supply of suitable support material is not readily available in accordance with paragraph (2) then the official shall instruct the installer to withdraw to a place of safety.

(5) Where in pursuance of either paragraph (3) or (4) the installer withdraws to a place of safety no official of the mine shall permit the installer to return to his working place until that official is satisfied that the support material required under paragraph (2) is readily available.

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