No capped rope1 may be used in winding or haulage apparatus2 in mines of coal, stratified ironstone, shale or fireclay unless the capping has been made within the preceding six months3; and the capping must be of a type found to withstand a load, for winding ropes and haulage ropes used for person-carrying through outlets at mines of coal, stratified ironstone, shale or fireclay, of at least seven times the maximum static load or, for other haulage ropes, of at least 60 per cent of the breaking strain of the rope4. The work of capping any rope used for
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