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Name: Factories (Boreholes (Sites and Operations) Health and Safety) Regulations 1997 (L.N. No. 63 of 1997).
Country: United Kingdom - Gibraltar
Subject(s): Mining and quarrying workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1997-06-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Gibraltar Gazette, Second Supplement, 1997-06-12, No. 2980, pp. 376-390
ISN: GBR-1997-R-47011
Bibliography: Gibraltar Gazette, Second Supplement, 1997-06-12, No. 2980, pp. 376-390
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Gibraltar - On-line service, Government of Gibraltar PDF PDF (consulted on 2013-04-11)
Abstract/Citation: Stipulates that no on-land borehole enterprise commence drilling operations or be abandoned unless competent authorities are notified. Owners and operators of boreholes shall draw up a health and safety document assessing risks to workers and setting out escape and evacuation plans in case of an emergency. S. 10 requires operators to provide health surveillance. Schedule 2 sets forth further safety requirements, including work permits for the carrying out of dangerous operations, regular maintenance records of plant, and measures to prevent and combat explosions and fires.
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