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The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

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Amendment of the Mines Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995

26.—(1) The Mines Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995(1) shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation.

(2) Paragraph (2)(b) of regulation 4 shall be deleted.

(3) After paragraph (4) of regulation 4 there shall be added the following paragraph—

(5) In relation to fire, the health and safety document prepared pursuant to paragraph (1) shall—

(a)include a fire protection plan detailing the likely sources of fire, and the precautions to be taken to protect against, to detect and combat the outbreak and spread of fire; and

(b)in respect of every part of the mine other than any building on the surface of that mine—

(i)include the designation of persons to implement the plan, ensuring that the number of such persons, their training and the equipment available to them is adequate, taking into account the size of, and the specific hazards involved in the mine concerned; and

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

(iii)be adapted to the nature of the activities carried on at that mine, the size of the mine and take account of the persons other than employees who may be present..

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