Health and Safety in Employment (Mining—Underground) Regulations 1999

  • revoked
  • Health and Safety in Employment (Mining—Underground) Regulations 1999: revoked, on 16 December 2013, by regulation 233(b) of the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/483).

Reprint as at 16 December 2013

Health and Safety in Employment (Mining—Underground) Regulations 1999

(SR 1999/331)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 4th day of October 1999

Present:
The Right Hon Wyatt Creech presiding in Council

  • Health and Safety in Employment (Mining—Underground) Regulations 1999: revoked, on 16 December 2013, by regulation 233(b) of the Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013 (SR 2013/483).


Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.


Pursuant to section 21 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Contents

1 Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

3 Meaning of fresh air

4 Meaning of mine

5 Meaning of tunnel

6 Employers and employees in relation to operations

7 Relationship between Act and regulations

Part 1
Duties in relation to all mines and tunnels

8 Inspector to be notified of commencement, recommencement, installation, or cessation

9 Register of accidents and serious harm

10 Accident notification

11 Plans of mines and tunnels

12 Plans of abandoned mines and tunnels

13 Details to be included in plans

14 Operations record in relation to mines and tunnels

15 Record of employees underground

16 Examinations of mines and tunnels

17 Visits to solitary employees

18 Main airways to be separated

19 Barometer, hygrometer, and thermometer

20 Testing for flammable gas

21 Withdrawal of employees when high level of flammable gas present

22 Self-rescue units

23 Outlets for workings

24 Equipment for raising and lowering employees

25 Holes to be kept in advance of working places

26 Holing into old workings

27 Protection against inundation

28 Air quality and temperature

29 Measurement of air from fans

30 Ventilation fans

31 Auxiliary fans

32 Withdrawal of employees if mechanical ventilation device fails

33 Equipment not to be taken into mine or tunnel

34 Handling explosives and detonators

Part 2
Duties in relation to coal mines and gassy mines

Coal mines and gassy mines

35 Sparks or naked flames

36 Prevention of ignition or combustion

37 Reading of barometer, hygrometer, and thermometer

38 Testing for flammable gas

39 Monitoring of mining and tunnel boring machines

Gassy mines only

40 Ventilation

Part 3
Duties in relation to use of electricity in operations

All operations

41 Electrical systems

42 Earthing and other precautions

43 Conductors

44 Connections

45 Means of protection from excess current

46 Electrical equipment

47 Making electrical equipment safe

48 Work activities

49 Precautions for work on equipment already dead

50 Protective equipment

51 Work on or near bare live conductor

52 Switchgear for cutting off electricity

53 Oil-filled electrical equipment

54 Fire protection

Gassy mines only

55 Restriction on electrical equipment used in restricted zones

56 Restrictions on certain electrical equipment

57 Electrical equipment used occasionally

58 Disconnection of electricity

59 Remote control and electric interlock circuits

Part 4
Offences

60 Offences

Gazette information

Reprint notes