Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Supervision by quarry manager.

27.—(1) No quarry shall be worked unless close and effective supervision over all operations in progress thereat 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 to exercise such supervision during any such period.

(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall require the supervision to be exercised by the manager to extend to any operation in so far as it involves matters which, under section 25, are excepted from his management and control.

(3) The person appointed shall, while so acting, be treated for the purposes of this Act in all respects as if he were the manager.

(4) Nothing in subsection (3) shall divest the manager of any power, or relieve him from any duty or liability, conferred or imposed on him by or under this Act.