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Document ID (ISN)52038
CIS number 89-1234
ISBN(s) 0-11-883911-X
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission
Title Safety of exit from mines underground workings; Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations 1988 [United Kingdom] - Approved Code of Practice
Bibliographic information HMSO Publication Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. 16p. Price: GBP 3.00.
Abstract This booklet contains 2 documents. The Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations (effective 1 Apr. 1989 for mines of coal, stratified iron stone, shale or fireclay and 1 Apr. 1994 for 'miscellaneous' mines) set out the aims to be achieved in order to prevent danger from operations at working underground parts of all mines. Methods of meeting these requirements and also provisions of sections 2(2)(a) and (c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and paragraph 14 of Part II of Schedule I to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1985 are given in the Approved Code of Practice. Content: application; exit from the mine; auxiliary apparatus and equipment; access between exits; construction and maintenance of roads, ladderways and stairways; ways from places of work; provision of barriers and enclosures; intake airways; exemptions; disapplication of section 157 of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954; repeals, revocations and modifications.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; escape and exit; coal mining; metal mining; mining industry; non-metallic mineral industry
Descriptors (secondary) stairs; outdoor communication ways; directive; legislation; law; ladders and other means of access
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying