OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 726 Stopping fan

(1) A worker must not stop a fan that provides ventilation for a mine without the consent of the mine official in charge.

(2) If workers withdraw because a fan stops or there is a decrease in ventilation, an employer must ensure that no worker is re-admitted to the mine, to part of the mine or to a split until

(a) the fan is in operation and ventilation is restored,

(b) the work areas are examined by a mine official,

(c) a report that the workings are safe is made by a mine official in a book that is kept at the mine for that purpose, and

(d) a copy of the report is posted in a conspicuous location.

(3) Subsection (2) does not apply to the mine official examining the work area.