Machinery and plant

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CHAPTER XVIII
MACHINERY AND PLANT
REGULATION 71. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.
All machinery and plant used in or in connection with
underground work, shall as far as is practicable in mining conditions,
and in so far as no special requirements on the subject are laid down
in the present Code, comply with the provisions of national laws
or regulations relating to the design, construction, installation,
maintenance, inspection, testing and operation of machinery in
industrial undertakings.
2.
In particular, all flywheels, gears, belts and other moving
parts that are liable to cause injury shall be efficiently fenced.
3.
The fencing of machinery at the face, and in gateways and
main mechanical haulage roads, shall be inspected daily by a
supervisory official.
4.
In so far as no special requirements on the subject are laid
down in the present Code, all machinery, gear and other appliances
of the mine which are actually in use, shall be thoroughly examined
at least once in every week by a supervisory official.
5.
Clearances between machines, and between machinery and
walls
(a) shall be as ample and safe as the conditions permit; and
(b) should be specified in national laws or regulations or by the
competent authority.
6. If persons passing machinery, or handling machinery, at
points distant from the driving engine or motor, can be endangered
thereby, there shall be installed effective signals or other means
that enable such persons to stop the engine or motor.
REGULATION 72. INTERNAL-COMBUSTION ENGINES
1.
(1) Internal-combustion engines shall not be used under-
ground without the authorisation of the competent authority.
(2) If internal-combustion engines are used underground, they
shall be of a type approved by the same authority.

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