OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 544 Reporting dangerous occurrences

(1) An employer must notify the Director as soon as possible if any of the following occur:

(a) an unexpected major ground fall or subsidence that endangers or may endanger workers, equipment or facilities;

(b) an unplanned stoppage of the main underground ventilation system, if it lasts more than 30 minutes;

(c) a vehicle that goes out of control;

(d) ignition of flammable gas, combustible dust or other material underground;

(e) workers are withdrawn from a hazardous location under emergency conditions;

(f) electrical equipment failures or incidents that cause, or threaten to cause, injury to workers or damage to equipment or facilities;

(g) any other unusual incident or unexpected event that could have caused serious injury to a worker;

(h) outbursts and inrushes; or

(i) an incident involving a hoist, sheave, hoisting rope, shaft conveyance, shaft, shaft timbering or headframe structure.

(2) An employer must notify the Director as soon as possible if any of the following occur and the integrity of a dam or dike is affected:

(a) cracking or evidence of weakening or subsidence of a dam or impoundment dike;

(b) unexpected seepage or the appearance of springs on the outer face of a dam or dike;

(c) the freeboard of a dam or dike is less than adequate;

(d) there is a washout or significant erosion to a dam or dike.