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Document ID (ISN)64945
CIS number 95-1174
ISBN(s) 0-11-053316-X
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 1995 No.2036
Title Health and Safety - The Quarries Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1995. 7p. Price: GBP 1.95.
Abstract These Regulations implement in Great Britain the provisions of Directives 92/104/EEC (see CIS 94-758) and 92/91/EEC (see CIS 93-23) concerning the minimum requirements for improving safety and health in surface and underground mining and in the mineral-extracting industries through drilling, respectively. Matters covered: safety instructions and the drawing up of a "health and safety document"; escape and rescue facilities; communications, warning and alarm systems; health surveillance; written instructions; smoking and the use of open flames; protection against fires, explosions and toxic gases; traffic routes, outdoor workstations and indication of danger areas; means of evacuation and escape and safety drills; natural and artificial lighting; sanitary installations. In schedules: notification form for cessation of activity; additional health and safety requirements on employers and owners.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; mining and quarrying; quarrying industry
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; toxic gases; drilling and boring (rock, earth); alarm systems; explosion protection; plant safety and health organization; fire protection; sanitary facilities; medical supervision; law; escape and rescue
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