OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
Bookmark this page

Part 36 Mining

Section 539 Haul roads

(1) An employer must ensure that a haul road is built and maintained so that a vehicle can travel safely into or out of a mine.

(2) An employer must ensure that a haul road with a gradient of more than 5 percent has emergency escape routes that

(a) are spaced throughout the length of the haul road, and

(b) allow a runaway vehicle to be stopped safely.

(3) An employer must ensure that

(a) any portion of a surface haul road that exposes mobile equipment to a vertical fall of greater than 3 metres is protected by a berm that is equivalent to at least one-half the height of the largest haulage truck tire in use on that haul road, and

(b) any breaks in the berms of a surface haul road must not be greater than the width of the smallest haul truck in regular service on that road.