Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Other officials, engineers, technicians, etc.

18.—(1) It shall be the duty of the manager of every mine to appoint such number of officials, engineers and technicians and other competent persons as is sufficient (taking into account activities undertaken in person by the manager and by any persons so appointed) to secure—

(a) the adequate inspection of the mine and its equipment,

(b) the thorough supervision of all operations at the mine, and

(c) the carrying on of the undertaking of the mine in conformity with this Act.

(2) Regulations may require the manager of a mine to appoint such officials, engineers or technicians or other competent persons as may be prescribed, for the purpose of supervising, inspecting or conducting prescribed operations or matters, and the regulations may prescribe the qualifications to be held and the duties to be discharged by such persons.