OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 549 Fireproofing of roadways

(1) An employer at an underground coal mine must ensure that, from not less than 5 metres on the air intake side to not less than 10 metres on the return air side, the roadway support and lining of a conveyor transfer or loading point installed in the mine is constructed

(a) of fire resistant materials, or

(b) subject to subsection (2), with the minimum amount possible of combustible materials.

(2) If reasonably practicable, an employer must ensure that combustible materials in a mine are treated with a fire resistant coating.