OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 749 Water or gas

(1) An employer must apply to the Director for an approval if a working face approaches to within 50 metres of the surface or to within 100 metres  horizontally of

(a) a projection onto the working face of a place that is likely to contain a dangerous accumulation of water or gas, or

(b) inactive workings that have not been examined and found free from accumulations of water or gas, or

(c) the seam outcrop or subcrop.

(2) An application for an approval under subsection (1) must include a scheme certified by a professional engineer.

(3) A working face referred to in subsection (1) may not be advanced unless the Director has issued an approval.