|Document ID (ISN)||56703|
|Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission
||The use of electricity in mines - Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - Approved Code of Practice
||HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. iv, 50p. Price: GBP 5.00.
||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.
||United Kingdom; electricity; mining industry; electrical safety; underground mining
||electrical insulation; mine gases; cables; switchgear; responsibilities of employers; electric connections; earthing; electrical equipment; electrical overload protection; legislation; directive; responsibilities of employees; conductors
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mining and quarrying