Precautions against firedamp

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CHAPTER XI
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIREDAMP
REGULATION 38. GENERAL RULES. DEFINITIONS
1.
The ventilation of mines, or parts
thereof,
which are
liable to danger from firedamp shall comply with the provisions
of Chapter X of the present Code, subject to the additions and
modifications contained in the present chapter.
2.
(1) Only mines, seams or ventilating districts in which
no accumulation of firedamp, however small in extent, has been
detected on the lowered flame of a safety lamp or otherwise,
at any time or in any working place, shall be considered as not
liable to danger from firedamp.
(2) National laws or regulations may provide for a more
comprehensive classification or reclassification of mines, according
to their liability to danger from firedamp, and such classification
may provide in particular for a class of mines where there is definite
danger from firedamp and for additional regulations to apply to
such mines.
3.
(1) Where any workings are proceeding towards old
workings in which accumulations of firedamp may be feared,
they shall be preceded by trial borings not less than 5 m (16 ft.)
in depth.
(2) If the trial bore-hole reveals the presence of such accumula-
tions the workers shall stop work, leave the workplace, fence off
the entrance, and notify a supervisory official.
REGULATION 39. RULES APPLYING TO ALL FIERY MINES
1.
In addition to the rules for the prevention of explosions,
contained in this or other chapters of this Code, the following rules
shall apply to all mines or parts of mines that are fiery.
2.
(1) Mines shall be divided into as many independent
ventilation districts as necessary, and specially dangerous workings
shall be segregated.

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