OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 15 Managing the Control of Hazardous Energy

Section 215.5 Pigging and testing of pipelines

(1) A person who is not directly involved in a pigging and testing operation must not be in the immediate area of piping exposed during the operation.

(2) An employer must ensure that

(a) a pigcatcher on a pipeline is isolated from the pipeline and depressurized before the pig is removed, and

(b) there are no workers at the end of the pipe or in the immediate vicinity of the pigcatcher if the pipe or pigcatcher is under pressure during the operation.