OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 626 Vehicle breakdown

(1) If a vehicle transporting explosives breaks down, repairs may be made to the vehicle without unloading the explosives if in the opinion of the operator of the vehicle

(a) the repairs are minor, and

(b) the repairs can be made without creating a hazard.

(2) If a vehicle transporting explosives breaks down, the explosives must be transferred to another vehicle or be removed from the vehicle if in the opinion of the operator of the vehicle

(a) the repairs are major, or

(b) the repairs cannot be made without creating a hazard.

(3) An employer must ensure that explosives removed from a vehicle that has broken down are placed under proper security

(a) at a safe distance from the track, road or highway, and

(b) not less than 300 metres from an inhabited building or a work area.