Haulage of material

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CHAPTER VII
HAULAGE OF MATERIAL
Section 1. General
REGULATION 18. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.
Every haulage road shall be
(a) of adequate dimensions; and
(b) as regular in gradient and cross-section, and as straight, as
is practicable.
2.
All tracks, tubs, mechanical gear, ropes and appliances
used in connection with haulage shall be
(a) of sound construction;
(b) regularly inspected; and
(c) maintained in an efficient and safe condition.
3.
The manager or his deputy shall appoint one or more
competent officials who will be responsible throughout the mine
for all haulage plant, operations and
staff.
4.
(1) The code of signals for mechanical haulage operations
shall be specified by the mine manager unless a uniform code for
all mines in the same district has been specified by the competent
authority.
(2) The code shall be posted up or otherwise made known to
the workers.
5.
At all places where tubs are coupled or uncoupled there
shall be at least 60 cm (24 in.) clear space
(a) between the tubs and the side of the road; and
(b) where there are two or more parallel lines of rails, between
the lines of rails.
6. (1) On roadways where haulage is done by animals or by
any mechanical means whatever, and where any person is allowed
to work or pass while the haulage is in motion, shelters in which
at least two persons can take refuge shall be built in the sides at
suitable intervals: Provided that this provision shall not apply to
conveyor roads.

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