OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 569 Switchgear

(1) An employer must ensure that

(a) the surface of an underground mine has electrical distribution switchgear for isolating all underground electrical circuits, and

(b) an authorized worker is available to operate the switchgear whenever the circuits are energized.

(2) An employer must ensure that electrical distribution switchgear is not located nearer to the working face in an underground coal mine than the last ventilated cross-cut.