OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 32 Excavating and Tunnelling

Section 453 Spoil piles

An employer must ensure that a spoil pile is piled so that

(a) the leading edge of the pile is at least 1 metre away from the edge of the excavation,

(b) the slope of a spoil pile adjacent to the excavation is at an angle of not more than 45 degrees from the horizontal, and

(c) loose materials are scaled and trimmed from the spoil pile.