OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 714 Doors

(1) An employer must ensure that airlock doors

(a) remain open no longer than is necessary for workers or vehicles to pass through,

(b) are designed to be self-closing, and

(c) operate in such a way that if one door of the airlock system is open, the other door remains closed.

(2) A worker must not, without the authority of the employer,

(a) leave a ventilation door open that the worker found shut, and

(b) leave a ventilation door closed that the worker found open.

(3) An employer must ensure that an airlock located in major connections between the main air intake and the air return has a door system in which at least one door remains closed if there is an air reversal.