83. (1) Every man car shall be equipped with seats that are secured to the body of the man car.
(2) At least one man car that is part of a trip of man cars shall be designed to transport an injured person on a stretcher.
(3) The first man car of a trip shall be secured by a primary fastening arrangement that is
(a) in the case of a direct hoist rope system, a rope socket;
(b) in the case of an endless hoist rope system, a rope clamp; and
(c) in the case of a locomotive system, a coupling.
84. (1) Where a man car is used on a gradient exceeding 4 per cent, it shall, for the purpose of coupling it with other mine cars, be equipped with
(a) three continuous draw-bars made of steel; or
(b) a single draw-bar composite of rolled steel sections and rolled steel plate.
(2) The continuous draw-bars referred to in paragraph (1)(a) shall be
(a) extended the full length of the man car;
(b) securely bolted to the floor and base sills of the man car; and
(c) visible for inspection.
(3) Where man cars of a trip are used on a gradient exceeding 4 per cent, the man cars shall be equipped with safety brakes that are
(a) interconnected and operated simultaneously with the safety brakes of the other man cars of the trip;
(b) manually operable from at least one man car of the trip;
(c) automatically operable by an overspeed governor on one of the man cars of the trip in the event of a 20 per cent overspeed;
(d) capable of stopping the maximum load of the man car at the maximum gradient of the roadway at the maximum overspeed governor setting; and
(e) of a fail-safe design.
85. (1) Where man cars that are equipped with three continuous draw-bars are adjacent in a trip, they shall be connected to each other by
(a) couplings at the centre draw-bar; and
(b) safety chains at the two side draw-bars.
(2) Where man cars that are equipped with a single draw-bar are adjacent in a trip, they shall be connected to each other by
(a) couplings at each end of the draw-bars; and
(b) safety chains at two attachments on the chassis of each adjacent man car.
(3) The safety chains referred to in paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(b) shall be slack during normal operation.
86. Effective on October 1, 1993,
(a) every man car shall be equipped with a canopy; and
(b) the first man car of a trip on a direct hoist rope system shall be secured, in addition to the primary fastening arrangement referred to in paragraph 83(3)(a), by a secondary fastening arrangement that is capable of holding at least 200 per cent of the maximum tensile load of the trip in the event of a failure of the primary fastening arrangement.
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