OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 585 Periodic service brake testing

(1) Subject to subsections (3) and (4), an employer must ensure that the service brakes are tested at regular intervals on a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine

(a) that has a GVW of more than 32,000 kilograms, and

(b) that travels at a speed of more than 10 kilometres per hour in normal operations.

(2) If the Director requests the testing, an employer must ensure that service brakes are tested at regular intervals on a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine that is not referred to in subsection (1).

(3) An employer must ensure that the service brakes of at least 30 percent of the machines referred to in subsections (1) and (2) in the employer’s fleet are tested in each year.

(4) An employer must ensure that the service brakes of all machines referred to in subsections (1) and (2) in the employer’s fleet are tested within a 3-year period.

(5) If a rubber-tired, self-propelled machine does not meet the minimum brake performance requirements as determined by the employer or an officer, the employer must remove it from service until it meets the requirements.

(6) Despite subsections (3) and (4), an officer may request, at any time, that the service brakes of a vehicle be tested.