Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Daily supervision by mine managers.

16.—(1) No mine shall be worked unless daily personal supervision thereover is exercised by the manager or, during any period during which he is absent on leave or is prevented from exercising such supervision by sickness or other cause beyond his control, by a person appointed by the owner of the mine (and having such qualifications (if any) as may be prescribed) to exercise such supervision during any such period.

(2) Subsection (1) shall not authorise the working of a mine under the supervision of a person other than the manager for any period exceeding seventy-two days (or such longer period as an inspector may allow).

(3) A person appointed under subsection (1) shall, so far as regards any period during which he acts in exercise of his appointment, be treated for the purposes of this Act, orders made thereunder and regulations in all respects as if he were the manager of the mine but nothing in this subsection shall be construed as divesting the manager of any power, or relieving him from any duty or liability, conferred or imposed on him by or by virtue of this Act.