Qualifications and duties of managing officials, supervisory officials and miners

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CHAPTER XIX
QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES OF MANAGING OFFICIALS,
SUPERVISORY OFFICIALS AND MINERS
REGULATION 75. MANAGING OFFICIALS
1.
Every mine shall be under the management and technical
direction of a responsible manager appointed by the mine operator.
2.
In mines exceeding a certain size, or employing more than
a certain number of workers, to be specified in national laws
or regulations, these laws or regulations should require the appoint-
ment of one or more assistant managers or under-managers.
3.
The mine operator, and the manager, shall be responsible
for the observance and enforcement of all safety rules laid down
in the national laws or regulations; their duties shall only be
deputed to subordinate officials in so far as
(a) such officials have been duly appointed in accordance with
national laws or regulations;
(b) their duties and responsibilities have been clearly defined in
instructions given them in writing;
(c) they have been given all necessary facilities for carrying out
these instructions and all other orders given them; and
(d) an adequate system of supervision and control has been
instituted and maintained by the mine operator and the
manager.
4.
Every appointment of an agent, manager or assistant
manager shall be notified to the competent authority.
5.
Only competent and reliable persons who satisfy require-
ments to be specified in national laws or regulations as regards
age,
qualifications and experience shall be eligible for appoint-
ment as agents, managers or assistant managers.
6. No person shall take part in the technical management of
a mine unless he is qualified to do so in accordance with national
laws or regulations.
7.
A responsible official shall always be in technical charge of
the mine on shifts when neither the manager nor the under-manager
(if any) is on duty.

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