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Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 704 Underground fuel stations

(1) An underground coal mine manager must ensure that diesel fuel tanks of vehicles filled underground are filled at designated fuel stations certified by a professional engineer.

(2) An employer must ensure that an underground fuel station

(a) has a smooth concrete floor,

(b) is constructed of non-flammable material,

(c) has fireproof doors with the door nearest the fueling point opening outwards, and

(d) has a sump in the floor, or collecting pans, at possible spillage points.

(3) An employer must ensure that an underground fuel station has appropriate fire fighting equipment.