OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 709 Operating procedures

Subsection 709(1)

A code of practice for support systems must clearly describe how roof supports are to be safely installed and withdrawn, and how roadways are to be repaired and restored following a roof collapse. In depillaring operations, safe operating procedures must focus on maintaining an even breakline. For roadway maintenance and repair, the procedures must detail the process and frequency of these activities and illustrate support locations. Section 8 of the OHS Regulation requires that the procedures of the code of practice be in writing and available to workers.

Subsection 709(2)

The mine manager is responsible for posting a copy of the roof support code of practice.