OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 588 Auxiliary steering

(1) An employer must ensure that a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine has an auxiliary power source that enables the operator to steer the machine to a safe stop if

(a) the machine depends on hydraulic power for steering, and

(b) the loss of hydraulic power might prevent the machine from being steered.

Despite subsection (1), a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine does not require auxiliary steering if

(a) it is restricted to underground use, and

(b) it has a maximum speed of 20 kilometres per hour.