OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 535 Excavation

(1) An employer at a surface mine must ensure that there is no excavation within

(a) 10 metres of a boundary of a mine operating property,

(b) 20 metres of a right of way for a highway or a thoroughfare,

(c) 30 metres of an oil or gas well, or

(d) 30 metres of a right of way for a pipeline or other utility corridor.

(2) An employer at a surface mine must ensure that the walls of excavations are designed to ensure the distances prescribed in subsection (1) are maintained.