A borehole operation is any operation or activity at a borehole site, associated with the following.
Source: A Guide to the Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995, Guidance on Regulations (UK HSE L72), Second Edition, 2008. Regulatory Guidance
Any reference in these Regulations to a borehole operation is a reference to an activity or operation in the course or furtherance of, or in connection with the cessation of—
- the extraction of minerals by a borehole;
- prospecting with a view to such extraction; or
- prospecting by a borehole, other than a borehole drilled from within the underground workings of a mine which is in use, with a view to the extraction of minerals by means other than a borehole, or to the preparation for sale, but not the processing, of extracted minerals at the place of any such activity or operation.
Source: The Borehole Sites and Operations Regulations 1995, UK S.I. 1995/2038, 1995. Regulations