Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Avoidance of danger from gas in waste.

57.—(1) This section applies to waste other than—

(a) waste which is—

(i) stopped off in a prescribed manner or in such other manner as may be approved by an inspector by notice served on the manager of the mine in which it is contained, or

(ii) stowed up; or

(b) other waste known to contain—

(i) no inflammable gas, and

(ii) either no noxious gas or no noxious gas in a dangerous concentration.

(2) It shall be the duty of the manager of every mine which contains any waste to which this section applies to secure either—

(a) that there is constantly produced in that waste ventilation adequate, in accordance with section 56, for the purposes mentioned in subsection (1) of that section; or

(b) that appropriate steps are taken for the purpose of minimising dangerous emissions from that waste of inflammable or noxious gas.