Acts and Regulations

96-105 - Underground Mine

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Climbing conveyances
174(1)An employer shall ensure that a climbing conveyance has
(a) more than one means of braking, each means being capable of stopping the climber and holding it in place,
(b) independently operated service brakes arranged to permit independent testing,
(c) an automatic overspeed brake,
(d) a separate manually operated emergency descent brake, and
(e) emergency escape equipment.
174(2)An employer shall ensure that the strength of every load carrying component in a climbing conveyance is not less than five times the maximum static load to which the component will be subjected in normal service.