OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 564 Underground coal mine

(1) An employer must ensure that electrical equipment is operated in an underground coal mine only after an underground coal mine electrical superintendent approves it.

(2) An employer must ensure that electrical equipment used in an underground coal mine is installed, re-installed, repaired, maintained and tested under the supervision of an underground coal mine electrical superintendent.

(3) An employer must ensure that electrical equipment is repaired, adjusted or replaced in an underground coal mine only

(a) after the equipment is disconnected from the power supply and is confirmed as disengaged, and

(b) if the electrician performing the work is satisfied that no dangerous concentration of flammable gas is present.