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Document ID (ISN)56703
CIS number 91-1680
ISBN(s) 0-11-885483-6
Year 1989
Convention or series no. COP 34
Health and Safety Commission
Title The use of electricity in mines - Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - Approved Code of Practice
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. iv, 50p. Price: GBP 5.00.
Abstract This Code of Practice gives practical guidance on how the Electricity at Work Regulations (SI 1989 No.635, see CIS 89-1439) might be satisfied at mines. Following general provisions applying to all industries, additional provisions apply to mines only: introduction of electrical equipment; restriction of equipment in certain zones below ground; cutting off electricity or making safe where firedamp is found; approval of certain equipment for use in safety-lamp mines; means of cutting electricity to circuits below ground; oil-filled equipment; records and information; electric shock notices; battery-powered locomotives and vehicles in safety-lamp mines; storage, charging and transfer of electrical storage batteries.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; electricity; mining industry; electrical safety; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) electrical insulation; mine gases; cables; switchgear; responsibilities of employers; electric connections; earthing; electrical equipment; electrical overload protection; legislation; directive; responsibilities of employees; conductors
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s) Electrical safety
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying