OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 741 Roof bolting

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker operating a roof bolter

(a) is competent to use a combustible gas detector,

(b) carries a combustible gas detector, and

(c) takes flammable gas readings at roof level.

(2) An employer must ensure that workers do not drill or install bolts at a location where methane readings exceed 25 percent of the lower explosive limit.

(3) Subsections (1)(a) and (b) do not apply if a working flammable gas monitor is installed on the bolter at roof level.