Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Fire-fighting and rescue operations.

68.—Regulations may require the making of such provision as may be prescribed for—

(a) the prevention, detection and combating of outbreaks of fire at, and spontaneous heating occurring in, mines and the securing of the efficient conduct (as well in an atmosphere dangerous to life as in an atmosphere not dangerous to life) of such operations for the rescue of persons as it may be necessary to conduct at mines in consequence of the occurrence thereat of outbreaks of fire, explosions or other accidents of whatsoever kind;

(b) the storage and use of inflammable material below ground;

(c) adequate means of extinguishing fire;

(d) the efficient training of the members of any organisation of persons maintained in pursuance of the regulations.