Mines and Quarries Act, 1965


Safety, Health and Welfare (Quarries).

Provisions for securing safe methods of working.

91.—(1) It shall be the duty of the manager of every quarry to secure that quarrying operations are so carried on as to avoid danger from falls whether within or outside the quarry and whether of the minerals worked or any other substance.

(2) The manager shall secure that no part of the face or sides of the quarry or any gallery thereon shall be so worked as to cause any overhanging.

(3) If an inspector is satisfied, having regard to the system of working and the natural condition of the minerals, that the requirement imposed by subsection (2) is unnecessary for safety, he may, by notice served on the owner, exempt the quarry or a specified part thereof from that requirement.