General inspections by managers and supervisory officials

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CHAPTER XXII
GENERAL INSPECTIONS BY MANAGERS
AND SUPERVISORY OFFICIALS
REGULATION 82. GENERAL INSPECTIONS BY MANAGERS
AND SUPERVISORY OFFICIALS
1.
(1) Safety inspection by supervisory officials shall be made
of all sections or districts of a mine during each working shift.
(2) The inspections made by the official in charge of each
section or district of the mine shall include matters such as
(a) the getting of coal;
(b) the presence of firedamp;
(c) ventilation generally;
(d) the state of the supports,
roof,
and sides;
(e) the handling of lamps;
(f) the fencing of dangerous places;
(g) the condition of the haulage equipment; and
(h) the checking of the number of workers in each district.
2.
(1) The manager shall fix the points that the workers may
not pass before the supervisory officials have reported everything
safe.
(2) Such points shall be marked in the mine by conspicuous
signs.
3.
(1) Irrespective of any other inspections that may be
prescribed by the present Code every district beyond the points
referred to in paragraph 2 of this Regulation shall be inspected
throughout as to safety by a supervisory official of the mine
within a period not exceeding two hours before each shift begins
work in the district.
(2) No unauthorised person shall enter the district to begin
work before such inspection has been made.
(3) For the purposes of this Regulation, two or more shifts
immediately succeeding one another shall be deemed one shift.
4.
Every workplace underground shall be inspected as to
safety by a supervisory official of the mine at least twice in every

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