Eire legislation. The Health, Safety and Welfare at Work (Mines) Regulations 2018. Comes into force 30th April. These Regulations set out requirements with respect to safety, health and welfare in mines and replace a range of provisions formerly applied in the Mines and Quarries Act, 1965 and in various Regulations made under that Act. The Regulations also re-transpose, in relation to mines, the relevant provisions of Council Directive 92/104/EEC2 on the minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers in surface and underground mineral extracting industries. The Regulations further provide that the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Extractive Industries) Regulations 1997 (RI 1997/467) no longer apply to a mine. The Regulations apply to all mines where persons work and set out duties on the owner, operator, manager and employees at a mine with respect to persons at or in the area immediately surrounding it.