OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 584 Parking brakes

(1) An employer must ensure that a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine used in a surface mine or a surface operation related to underground mines has a mechanically activated parking brake that can hold the machine on a 15 percent grade when the machine is loaded to the machine’s GVW.

(2) An employer must ensure that the performance of a parking brake system is not affected

(a) if any of the air pressure in the system is lost, or

(b) if there is a dimensional change in the brake’s components.