805. Escape and emergency organisation in all mines.

The mine operator1 must: (1) ensure that suitable arrangements are in place so that persons below ground at the mine2 can reach a safe place promptly in the event of an emergency; and (2) provide and operate the necessary warning and other communication systems to enable assistance, escape and rescue operations to be launched immediately if the need arises3. A mine may not be worked unless the mine operator has made suitable arrangements: (a) for the rescue of persons from the mine; and (b) for the carrying out of work necessary to secure the health and safety of persons