Miscellaneous

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CHAPTER XXIV
MISCELLANEOUS
REGULATION 85. TELEPHONES
1.
In every mine employing a minimum number of
persons, and having workings extending beyond a minimum
distance from the entrance to the mine, both to be specified by
national laws or regulations, telephones shall be installed at a
sufficient number of suitable points underground, so as to allow
communication between the different parts of the mine, and also
between the underground workings and the surface.
2.
If there is a central exchange below ground, it shall be
situated at the intake shaft, in a recess appropriately protected
against damage and screened from noise or interference.
REGULATION 86. CARRYING OF MATCHES, SMOKER'S MATERIALS,
LIGHTERS, ETC.
In all mines in which safety lamps are required in any part
(a) it shall be prohibited to smoke, to bring in pipes, tobacco
for smoking, cigarette papers, matches, or any other device
or material capable of producing a flame, or any tool capable
of being used for improperly opening flame safety lamps;
(b) the manager shall cause either all persons who enter a mine
or such of them as may be selected on a system approved
by the competent authority to be searched to see whether
they are carrying any object prohibited in paragraph (a) of
the present Regulation; and
(c) no person who refuses to allow himself to be searched shall
enter the mine.
REGULATION 87. PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
1.
Suitable protective hats should be used by all persons
employed underground.
2.
Shaft repairers and persons performing similar work shall
be provided with and use effective safety belts unless they are
otherwise efficiently protected against the risk of falling.

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