Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

General powers and duties of quarry managers.

24.—(1) Subject to section 25, the manager of a quarry shall have the management and control of the quarry, exercisable subject to any instructions given to him by or on behalf of the owner, and shall also have the duty of securing the discharge by all others of obligations imposed on them with respect to the quarry by or under the following provisions of this Part.

(2) It shall be the duty of the manager of a quarry, with respect to each report, record or other item of information which in pursuance of this Act or regulations is entered in a book which by or by virtue of this Act is required to be provided for that purpose by the owner of the quarry, either to read it himself forthwith or to secure that it is read forthwith by some other competent person and that there is promptly brought to his notice any matter disclosed by the report, record or other item of information which relates to a matter over which the management and control vested in him by this section extends and either is of an abnormal or unusual nature as regards the quarry or, not being of such a nature, is of a kind which will or may necessitate the taking of any steps by the manager or any other person.