The Mines Act `1952An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to the regulation of labour and safety in mines.
List of Chapters & Sections
PRELIMINARY INSPECTORS AND CERTIFYING SURGEONS COMMITTEES MINING OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF MINES PROVISIONS AS TO HEALTH AND SAFETY HOURS AND LIMITATION OF EMPLOYMENT LEAVEWITH WAGES REGULATIONS, RULES AND BYE-LAWS PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE MISCELLANEOUS
INSPECTORS AND CERTIFYING SURGEONS
MINING OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF MINES
PROVISIONS AS TO HEALTH AND SAFETY19Drinking water20Conservancy21Medical appliances22Powers of Inspectors when causes of danger not expressly provided against exist or when employment of persons is dangerous22APower to prohibit employment in certain cases23Notice to be given of accidents24Power of Government to appoint Court of inquiry in cases of accidents25Notice of certain diseases26Power to direct investigation of causes of disease27Publication of reports
HOURS AND LIMITATION OF EMPLOYMENT28Weekly day of rest29Compensatory days of rest30Hours of work above ground31Hours of work below ground32Night shift33Extra wages for overtime34Prohibition of employment of certain persons35Limitation of daily hours of work including overtime work36Notices regarding hours of work37Supervising Staff38Exemption from provisions regarding employment39Power to make exempting rules40Employment of persons below eighteen years of age41[Omitted.]42[Omitted.]43Power to require medical examination44[Omitted.]45Prohibition of the presence of persons below eighteen years of age in a mine46Employment of women47[Omitted.]48Registers of persons employed
REGULATIONS, RULES AND BYE-LAWS57Power of Central Government to make regulations58Power of Central Government to make rules59Prior publication of regulation and rules60Power to make regulations without previous publication61Bye-laws61ALaying of regulations, rules and bye-laws before Parliament62Posting up of abstracts from Act, regulations, etc
PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE63Obstruction64Falsification of records, etc65Use of false certificates of fitness66Omission to furnish plans, etc67Contravention of provisions regarding employment of labour68Penalty for employment of persons below eighteen years of age69Failure to appoint manager70Notice of accidents71Owner, etc., to report to Chief Inspector in certain cases72Obligation of persons employed in a mine72ASpecial Provision for contravention of certain regulations72BSpecial provision for contravention of orders under section 2272CSpecial provision for contravention of law with dangerous results73General provision for disobedience of orders74Enhanced penalty after previous conviction75Prosecution of owner, agent or manager76Determination of owner in certain cases77Exemption of owner, agent or manager from liability in certain cases78Power of court to make orders79Limitation of prosecutions80Cognizance of offences80A[Omitted.]81Reference to Committee in lieu of prosecution in certain cases
MISCELLANEOUS82Decision of question whether a mine is under this Act83Power to exempt from operation of Act, regulations, etc.84Power to alter or rescind orders85Application of Act to mines belonging to Government85APersons required to give notice, etc., legally bound to do so85BSigning of returns, notices, etc85CNo fee or charge to be realised for facilities and conveniences86Application of certain provisions of Act 63 of 1948 to mines87Protection of action taken in good faith88Repealed.