OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 622 Vehicle requirements

(1) An employer must ensure that a vehicle used to transport explosives complies with the following:

(a) it is not loaded until the vehicle is fully serviced, including fuelling;

(b) it has separate compartments for the explosives and detonators that prevent them from coming into contact with any metals or with each other;

(c) it is constructed so that the explosives cannot fall from the vehicle;

(d) is maintained in good working order.

(2) An employer must ensure that a vehicle used to transport explosives is operated by a mine blaster or by a worker authorized by the mine blaster.

(3) An employer must ensure that a vehicle used to transport explosives is equipped with at least two 9 kilogram ABC type fire extinguishers.

(4) An employer must ensure that a vehicle that is transporting more than 25 kilograms of explosives shows placards clearly marked “Explosives” in letters that are not less than 150 millimetres high.