OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 586 Tests

(1) An employer must ensure that the service brakes of a machine referred to in section 585 are tested under the supervision of a competent worker.

(2) An employer must ensure that the service brakes of a machine referred to in section 585 are tested

(a) at the machine’s normal operation speed,

(b) with the machine loaded to approximately the manufacturer’s specified maximum load weight, and

(c) on a straight, level road with a hard, dry surface.

(3) An employer must ensure that the following are measured and recorded when service brakes are tested:

(a) the distance travelled by the machine after the service brakes are applied to the maximum extent possible;

(b) the forward speed of the machine at the time the service brakes are applied.