OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 553 Evacuation

An employer at an underground mine must

(a) prepare procedures for safe evacuation of the mine,

(b) post copies of the procedures at conspicuous places on the surface and underground, and

(c) ensure that all workers

(i) are instructed in the procedures,

(ii) recognize the emergency warning, and

(iii) are familiar with the emergency escape routes.

(d) ensure that a mock exercise for evacuation of the mine is conducted with all workers annually,

(e) prepare a report of the exercise identifying remedial actions to address any deficiencies, and

(f) ensure that a copy of the report is kept at the mine and is available to an Officer upon request.