OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 554 Fire fighting equipment

(1) An employer at an underground coal mine must ensure that fire fighting equipment is provided

(a) at or near every structure where fire may endanger life, and

(b) at all underground locations where a fire hazard may exist.

(2) An employer at an underground coal mine must ensure that if there is a fire, the direction of the mine ventilation air flow will not prevent or hamper the effective use of the fire fighting equipment.

(3) An employer at an underground coal mine must ensure that fire fighting equipment

(a) is inspected once a month,

(b) except for fire extinguishers, is tested once in every 3 month period, and

(c) the results of the inspection are recorded in a log book maintained for that purpose.