Winding of men and material

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CHAPTER IX
WINDING OF MEN AND MATERIAL
REGULATION 30. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.
(1) The regulations in the present chapter shall apply
to vertical shafts leading to the surface, and staples assimilable to
them by reason of their similarity of purpose, provided that they
are used for man-winding.
(2) The competent authority shall provide for the necessary
adaptation of the regulations to shafts that are not vertical.
(3) " Man-winding "1 means any use of the winding plant for
the raising or lowering of persons; " regular man-winding " means
the use of the winding plant for the raising or lowering of the
general body of workers at the beginning or end of the shift.
2.
The conditions under which man-winding is allowed shall
be specified in national laws or regulations.
3.
Man-winding in small staples not covered by the present
chapter shall be subject to the conditions laid down by the compe-
tent authority having regard to local circumstances, and such
conditions shall provide for periodical examinations of all parts
of the winding installation.
4.
(1) All parts of winding installations shall be of sound
construction and adequate strength, and be maintained in safe
working order. .
(2) All damage to the winding installation shall be immediately
reported to the supervisory official.
5.
(1) Competent persons appointed by the manager for the
purpose, shall
(a) once at least in every twenty-four hours, examine thoroughly
the state of
(i) the external parts of the machinery;
(ii) the guides in the shafts; and
(iii) the headgear, ropes, chains, connecting pieces, cages,
and other similar appliances which are in actual use for
the purpose of raising or lowering persons in a mine; and
1 "Winding" is equivalent to "hoisting".

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