Miners' lamps

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CHAPTER XIII
MINERS' LAMPS
REGULATION 48. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.
(1) In mines liable to danger from firedamp, only safety
lamps approved by the competent authority and provided by
the mine operator shall be used.
(2) As far as practicable, approved electric cap or hand lamps
should be used by the general body of the workers in all mines.
(3) In all mines, all lamps shall be numbered.
2.
In non-fiery mines where safety lamps are not used, use
shall only be made of lamps with a protected flame.
3.
The safety lamps shall be constantly maintained in good
order.
4.
Every person who receives a lamp shall
(a) as far as practicable satisfy himself that it is complete and in
good order; and
(b) refuse any lamp that does not appear to fulfil these conditions.
5.
(1) Lamps shall be carefully handled.
(2) Flame safety lamps shall not be placed before the openings
of ventilation ducts.
6. (1) The attempted opening of safety lamps in the workings
shall be formally prohibited.
(2) If a flame safety lamp goes out in the mine it shall not be
relighted except in conformity with the provisions laid down in
national laws or regulations or by the competent authority.
7.
Every lamp that has become defective during work shall
be immediately extinguished, and returned to be exchanged.
8. It shall be prohibited to relight a flame safety lamp, even
with an internal relighter, if there is any uncertainty as to the
presence of firedamp or the safe condition of the lamp.
9. Any person who does not return to the lampman the same
lamp that the lampman handed him shall notify the lampman of
the causes and circumstances of the exchange.

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