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Proposals for changes to The Use of Electricity in Mines Approved Code of Practice to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

Consultation ended 26 July 2000

 

Introduction

  1. The Consultative Document (CD) seeks your views on proposals from the Health and Safety Commission (the Commission) for changes to The Use of Electricity in Mines Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) to the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. A copy of the ACOP is at appendix B. The amended text is highlighted, with the changes in bold print. The reasons for the changes are listed in appendix A
  2. In addition the Commission seeks your views on appendix C, which outlines the Model Manager's Rules that have been drawn up for the use of 3,300 volts at the coalface of a coalmine (the revision to ACOP 21(b) refers), and which will be included in the ACOP as guidance. These rules cover conditions as to use, environmental monitoring, protection and high voltage insulation testing.
  3. The Commission welcomes the views of interested parties on the proposals. After considering all comments received, the Commission intends to seek the Secretary of State's consent to approve the revised ACOP.
Updated 2010-05-27