Section 27-16. Maintenance of equipment and plant in connection with rock work

An appropriate programme shall be prepared for systematic examination, maintenance and, if appropriate, testing of mechanical and electrical equipment and plant.
Maintenance, examination and testing of all parts of the plant or equipment shall be carried out by a competent person. The maintenance work shall be carried out with due regard to ongoing activities. Records of examinations and tests must be kept and stored in an appropriate manner.
Where a ventilation system is used, it must be kept in good working order.
Adequate safety equipment must be maintained ready for use and in good working order at all times.