Below ground in coal mines1, the mine operator2 must ensure that: (1) no burning or welding equipment is used except in a shaft3 or inset; and (2) before using any such equipment in a shaft or inset, an appropriate assessment is made of the risks of the proposed operation and appropriate steps are taken to mitigate the risks identified4.
The mine operator must ensure that (where necessary) there are in place: (a) adequate arrangements to ensure that there is sufficient inert content in dust in roadways in the mine to ensure that risks of explosion are controlled; and (b) suitable
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