HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 cc1507-8

(1) Every entrance to any place below ground in a mine which is not in actual use or course of working and extension shall be kept securely fenced across the whole width of the entrance, so as to prevent persons inadvertently entering the same.

(2) The top of every shaft which for the time being is out of use, or used only as a ventilating shaft, shall be kept securely fenced.

(3) The top and all entrances between the top and bottom, including the sump, if any, of every working, ventilating, or pumping shaft shall be properly fenced, but this shall not be taken to forbid the temporary removal of the fence for the purpose of repairs or other operations if proper precautions are used.

Amendments made: In Sub-section (3) leave out the words "all entrances between the top and."

Leave out the words "including the sump, if any."

Leave out the words "shall be properly" and insert instead thereof the words "and all entrances into the workings shall be kept securely."—[Mr. Masterman.]