OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 693 Means of ignition

(1) An employer must

(a) ensure that workers entering a mine do not take smoking materials, matches or other means of ignition into the mine,

(b) direct all workers who enter a mine, or such number of workers as may be selected using a system approved by the Director, to be searched to confirm that they are not carrying any prohibited means of ignition, and

(c) ensure that any worker who refuses to be searched is refused entry into the mine.

(2) Workers must not have smoking materials, matches or other means of ignition in their possession when they enter a mine or otherwise transport them into the mine.

(3) A worker must not use smoking materials, matches or other means of ignition in a mine.

(4) Subsections (1) to (3) do not prohibit a worker from taking an approved explosive initiating apparatus or cutting equipment specifically permitted by this Code into a mine or from using it.