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Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 576 Representative machines

(1) This section applies to a type of rubber-tired, self-propelled machine that

(a) is not included in ISO Standard 6165: 2006, Earth-moving machinery – Basic types – Vocabulary,

(b) has a GVW of more than 32,000 kilograms, and

(c) is proposed by an employer for use in surface mines or at surface operations related to underground mines.

(2) An employer must ensure that a machine is not used in Alberta unless

(a) the braking systems of a representative unit of each type of machine are tested,

(b) the machine manufacturer or a professional engineer certifies that the machine meets or exceeds the stopping performance specified in section 7.6 of ISO Standard 3450: 1996, and

(c) a copy of the “Test Report” referred to in clause 8 of ISO Standard 3450: 1996 on the representative machine is given to the Director.