OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 563 Surface facilities

(1) An employer must ensure that all electrical equipment in a hazardous location on the surface is approved by the manufacturer or a professional engineer for use in the presence of the specific gas, vapour or dust that is or may be in the location.

(2) An employer must ensure that electrical equipment is repaired, adjusted or replaced in a hazardous location at a surface 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.