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1999

CIS 01-1291
Health and Safety Commission
Health and safety at quarries - Quarries Regulations 1999 - Approved code of practice
This code of practice gives the text of the Quarries Regulations 1999 (see CIS 00-1224) and provides guidance on each regulation. Contents: interpretation of the Regulations and definition of quarry; health and safety management (duty of the person entitled to work the quarry, training, competence, rules, safety and health measures); risk control; additional safety and health requirements (permits to work, safety drills fire and explosion hazard prevention, detection harmful and explosive atmospheres, danger areas); explosives; excavation and tips; duties of employers and persons at work; record keeping and notification of quarry operations; repeals, modifications and revocations.
HSE Books, P.O.Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 1999. vi, 94p. lllus. 51 ref. Price: GBP 9.75.

CIS 00-1224 Health and Safety - The Quarries Regulations 1999 [United Kingdom]
These regulations (effective 1 January 2000) list the various responsibilities of employers: preparation of a hygiene and safety document prior to undertaking any work; training of workers in hygiene and safety; inspection, maintenance and rescue plan; detection of explosive atmospheres. Parts V and VI concern the measures to be taken by employers with respect to explosives and excavations. Part VII deals with the responsibilities of workers and their participation. The Regulations modify the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (CIS 89-1407) and repeal the Quarries (Explosives) Regulations 1988 (CIS 89-1434) and the Quarries Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995 (CIS 95-1174).
The Stationery Office, The Publications Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1999. 32p. Price: GBP 5.80.

1995

CIS 95-1187 Health and Safety - The Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations implement in Great Britain certain provisions of Directive 92/91/EEC (see CIS 93-23), concerning the minimum safety and health requirements in mineral-extracting industries through drilling. Matters covered: information to and general duties of the operator; notification to HSE of the commencement of drilling operations and of the abandonment of boreholes; drawing up of a "health and safety document"; additional health and safety requirements; health surveillance. In schedule: requirements to be included in notifications.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1995. 10p. Price: GBP 2.40.

CIS 95-1174 Health and Safety - The Quarries Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995 [United Kingdom]
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.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1995. 7p. Price: GBP 1.95.

CIS 95-1173 Health and Safety - The Mines Miscellaneous Health and Safety Provisions Regulations 1995 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations implement in Great Britain the provisions of Directive 92/104/EEC (see CIS 94-758) concerning the minimum requirements for improving safety and health in surface and underground mining. Matters covered: safety instructions and the drawing up of a "health and safety document"; health surveillance; protection against fires, explosions and toxic gases; provision of emergency lighting and personal lamps; operating plans for rockbursts and gas outbursts; handling of flammable materials and hydraulic fluids. The two 1956 Coal and other Mines Rules, concerning working plans and abandonment plans respectively, are revoked.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1995. 7p. Price: GBP 1.95.

1993

CIS 95-805 Health and Safety - The Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations (entry into force: 1 Oct. 1993) impose a series of requirements and prohibitions relating to the management and administration of safety and health at mines, superseding in part the provisions of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 (CIS 89-1407). In particular, they deal with: general duties of the owner to comply with safety and health regulations; appointment and duties of mine managers; safe operation of mines; safe installation, inspection and maintenance of plant and equipment; qualifications and training of personnel; appointment and duties of surveyors for mines; keeping of records; availability of information. The Approved Code of Practice based on these Regulations was abstracted as CIS 94-1274.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, 1993. 28p.

CIS 93-1071 Health and Safety - The Mines (Shafts and Winding) Regulations 1993 [United Kingdom]
These Regulations concern the safe installation and use of shafts and winding apparatus in mines.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1993. 15p. Price: GBP 3.20.

1989

CIS 89-1234
Health and Safety Commission
Safety of exit from mines underground workings; Mines (Safety of Exit) Regulations 1988 [United Kingdom] - Approved Code of Practice
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.
HMSO Publication Centre, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1989. 16p. Price: GBP 3.00.

1988

CIS 89-1434
Health and Safety Commission
Explosives at quarries - Approved Code of Practice; Quarries (Explosives) Regulations 1988 [United Kingdom]
This booklet contains the Approved Code of Practice and 16 Regulations, which come into effect 1 January 1990. The Regulations set out standards to be achieved in order to prevent danger from the presence and use of explosives at quarries. Methods of meeting these requirements are given in the Code. Content: interpretation; application; owner's duties; manager's duties; security of explosives and detonators; appointment of shotfirers and trainee shotfirers; shotfirer's duties; exploders; misfires; prohibited shots; prohibited activities near explosives; exemption certificates; modification of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954; disapplication of Section 157 of the Act 1954; revocations and modifications. In the appendices: (1) training course for shotfirers; (2) blasting specifications.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1988. 17p. Price: GBP 3.00.

1975

CIS 75-1875
Department of Energy, Department of Employment, London.
The Coal Mines (Respirable Dust) Regulations 1975.
These regulations, dated 27 Aug. 1975, came into force on 30 Sep. 1975. Made under the Mines and Quarries Act 1954 and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (CIS 74-2099), they imposed requirements with respect to the sampling of air for respirable dust in coal mines at which more than 30 persons are employed below ground and the evaluation of the samples at approved laboratories. They require the appointment of persons responsible for the taking of samples, the keeping of records and the making of a scheme relating to the taking of samples. They also regulate or prohibit the carrying on of operations where the respirable dust content in the air is excessive and require dust respirators to be made available. Further requirements relate to the medical supervision of exposed workers and the making of a scheme for the prevention and suppression of dust. Provisions concerning frequency of dust sampling, average quartz content, permitted amounts of respirable dust index, and a table of various operations with relevant respirable dust index are appended.
H.M. Stationery Office, P.O. Box 569, London S.E.1, United Kingdom. 10p. Price: ú0.20.

1954

CIS 89-1407 Mines and Quarries Act, 1954 [United Kingdom]
Law making provisions for the management and control of mines and quarries; for the securing of safety, health and welfare of persons employed in them; for the regulation of employment in them of women and young persons; and for the fencing of abandoned and disused mines and quarries.
HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1983 (orig. published: 1954). 133p. Price: GBP 7.65.