Proposal for the Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015

Consultation opened on 04 August 2015. Closing date 04 November 2015.

Summary

This consultative document contains proposals for the Mines Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015.

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Consultation description

The consultation seeks views on proposals to introduce new Regulations covering health and safety in mines.

These would replace all existing mines legislation and include specific duties on mine operators to manage major hazards inherent to mining.

The proposed Regulations contain no requirements, relevant to current mine operators that they are not already meeting.

The Regulations would be supported by a single new guidance document.

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