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Mines Act (Northern Ireland) 1969

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N.I.Machinery and apparatus

S. 81(1) rep. by SR 1993/19; subs. (2) rep. by SR 1980/333

S. 82 rep. by SR 1993/19

83Restrictions on use below ground of certain engines, &c.N.I.

No internal combustion engine, steam boiler or locomotive shall be used below ground in a mine otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of regulations in that behalf or with the consent of[F1 the Executive].

F1SR 1999/150

84Air, gas and steam containers.N.I.

(1)All apparatus used as, or forming, part of the equipment of a mine, being apparatus which contains or produces air, gas or steam at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure shall be so constructed, installed, maintained and used as to obviate any risk from fire, bursting, explosion or collapse or the production of noxious gases.

Subs.(2) rep. by SR 1980/333

(3)[F2the Executive] may at any time require any such apparatus as aforesaid at a mine to be examined by a person nominated by[F2 the Executive] and the manager of the mine shall give the necessary facilities for the examination; and if, as a result of the examination, it appears that any report of the result of an examination of the apparatus (being a report made in pursuance of regulations having effect by virtue of subsection (2)) was inadequate or inaccurate in a material particular, the cost of the examination under this subsection shall be recoverable summarily as a debt by[F2 the Executive] from the owner of the mine.

F2SR 1999/150

S. 85 rep. by SR 1999/304

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