Mines and Quarries Act, 1965




127.—(1) The Minister may make regulations for any of the purposes of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, regulations may provide for any of the following matters,—any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed or to be prescribed, the prevention of the occurrence of accidents at mines or quarries, the use of vehicles and conveyors in mines and the conditions under which they may be so used, securing the safety, health or welfare of employed persons or maintaining proper discipline amongst them or securing the proper care and treatment of animals in use at mines or quarries.

(3) The inclusion in this Act of provision in respect of any matter shall not operate to preclude the making of regulations (consistently with that provision) in respect of that matter.

(4) Regulations may, subject to any express provision to the contrary, relate to mines or quarries generally, to a specified class thereof, or to a particular mine or quarry.

(5) Regulations may—

(a) make different provision in respect of different classes of mines or quarries or different subdivisions of a class and in respect of different parts of a mine or quarry;

(b) grant, or provide for the granting of, exemptions from any of the provisions thereof;

(c) make provision for any ancillary or supplementary matters for which the Minister thinks proper to provide.

(6) The Second Schedule shall apply in relation to the procedure for making regulations.