The first chapter of this code provides an overview of the code’s purpose, objectives and use. The general duties of the stakeholders are outlined in the second chapter. Chapter 3 comprises guidance on the setting up of safety and health committees in mines, as well as industry tripartite committees on the national level. Chapters 4–8 outline fundamental principles, including on risk assessment and management, and the setting up of OSH management systems and emergency response. The code’s Chapter 9 comprises descriptions of specific hazards, provides input into assessing risks and describes respective control measures. Chapter 10 deals with general controls; Chapter 11 with work organization. It is followed by Chapter 12 on special protection, which addresses issues including general welfare and HIV and AIDS.