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The Mines (Control of Ground Movement) Regulations 1999

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Rules concerning the implementation of ground control measures

7.—(1) The manager of every mine shall ensure that–

(a)there are prepared suitable and sufficient rules (referred to in these Regulations as the “rules”) which set out the ground control measures described under regulation 6(1) and instructions on how to implement them; and

(b)the rules are reviewed and, where appropriate, revised whenever there is a revision to the design document.

(2) The manager shall take such measures as are necessary to ensure that each person at work in the mine understands the rules which are relevant to that person.

(3) Without prejudice to paragraph (2), the manager shall ensure that relevant extracts of the rules are–

(a)posted in such a way that they can be seen easily and read by persons who work in the mine at the entrance to that part of the mine to which they apply; and

(b)made available to all persons at work in the mine whose duties include taking ground control measures or who have the responsibility of ensuring that such measures are taken.

(4) Nothing in these Regulations or in the rules shall prevent a person at work in a mine from installing support material additional to that which is required in the rules and which he has reason to believe is necessary for the purpose of securing the safety of himself or another.

(5) A rule which is inconsistent with the provisions of any relevant statutory provision shall to the extent of the inconsistency be of no effect.

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