Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Air, gas and steam containers.

79.—(1) All apparatus used as, or forming, part of the equipment of a mine, being apparatus which contains or produces air, gas or steam at a pressure greater than atmospheric pressure shall be so constructed, installed, maintained and used as to obviate any risk from fire, bursting, explosion or collapse or the production of noxious gases.

(2) Regulations may prohibit the installation at mines of any such apparatus at prescribed places and may require reports to be made of the results of examinations thereof made in pursuance of regulations under section 76.

(3) The Minister may at any time require any such apparatus at a mine to be examined by a person nominated by him and the manager of the mine shall give the necessary facilities for the examination; and if, as a result of the examination, it appears that any report was inadequate or inaccurate in a material particular, the cost of the examination under this subsection shall be recoverable by the Minister from the owner of the mine.