OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 573 Approval

(1) An employer must not use a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine with a GVW of more than 32,000 kilograms at a mine site unless the Director has approved it or a representative unit for use in Alberta.

(2) Despite subsection (1),

(a) the Director may request that any rubber-tired, self-propelled machine at a mine site be tested and approved for use,

(b) all rubber-tired, self-propelled machines must meet the applicable requirements of sections 577 through 596, and

(c) any machine approved under the Traffic Safety Act is approved for use in a mine.

(3) An employer may operate a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine with a load that weighs more than the manufacturer’s specifications for the maximum weight of a load if the employer

(a) prepares a report of the employer’s assessment of the hazards relating to the operation of the machine, and

(b) develops procedures

(i) that ensure the safe operation of the machine, and

(ii) that are approved by the Director.