First aid and rescue

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CHAPTER XXI
FIRST AID AND RESCUE
REGULATION 80. FIRST AID
Surface Organisation
1.
At every mine where the total number of persons employed
in any one shift exceeds a figure to be specified by national laws or
regulations, there shall be provided and maintained in good order
a suitable first-aid room.
2.
(1) The first-aid room shall be
(a) a room of easy approach, and of easy entrance to persons
carrying a stretcher;
(b) separated from accommodation used for other purposes; and
(c) used only for first-aid and ambulance work.
(2) The room shall be situated on the surface conveniently
near the main entrance to the mine and shall be of adequate size
and be adequately heated and lighted, and kept clean.
3.
The first-aid room shall be adequately equipped and shall
contain at least minimum equipment to be specified in national
laws or regulations.
4.
(1) The first-aid room shall be under the charge of a
competent person or persons, appointed by the manager.
(2) No person other than a qualified nurse or doctor shall be
appointed, unless he is the holder of an approved first-aid certificate,
or has undergone an approved course of medical training.
(3) The person or persons in charge shall always be immediately
available during working hours.
(4) At large mines where the total number of persons employed
in any one shift exceeds a figure to be specified in national laws
or regulations, a person or persons in charge of the first-aid room
shall be in continuous attendance while persons are at work in
or about the mine.
5.
(1) At small mines where the total number of persons
employed in any one shift does not exceed the figure specified in
accordance with paragraph 1 of this Regulation, and where accord-

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