Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Construction, maintenance, etc. of machinery and apparatus.

76.—(1) All parts and working gear, whether fixed or movable, including the anchoring and fixing appliances, of all machinery and apparatus used as, or forming, part of the equipment of a mine, and all foundations in or to which any such appliances are anchored or fixed shall be of good construction, suitable material, adequate strength and free from patent defect, and shall be properly maintained.

(2) Regulations may provide—

(a) for imposing additional requirements as to the construction, installation, maintenance, use, testing, repair, adjustment, alteration and examination of such machinery or apparatus, and

(b) for prohibiting the installation at mines of machinery or apparatus constructed in contravention of the regulations.