OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 595 Clearances

(1) An employer must ensure that, in an underground coal mine

(a) the sum of the horizontal clearances on each side of a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine is not less than 2 metres, and

(b) the vertical clearance between the highest point of a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine or its load and the lowest overhead obstruction is not less than 0.3 metres.

(2) The Director may exempt an underground coal mine from the clearances under subsection (1).