Acts and Regulations

96-105 - Underground Mine

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Securing ground
36(1)Where the enclosing ground is not secure, an employer shall ensure that every adit, tunnel, stope or other working in which work is being carried on or through which an employee passes, is made secure.
36(2)Where ground support is necessary, an employer shall ensure that an employee does not work under unconditioned ground except for the purpose of ground support and that the employee uses a working method that does not jeopardize the employee’s health or safety.
36(3)An employer shall ensure that an employee who works underground checks, and every such employee shall check, the backs, walls and face of the employee’s work area for any loose conditions before beginning any assigned work.
36(4)An employer shall provide an employee with an adequate supply of properly dressed scaling bars, gads and other equipment necessary for scaling.