OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 575 Prototype machines

Subsection 575(1)

This section applies only to those vehicles defined as self-propelled machines by ISO Standard 6165: 2006, Earth-moving machinery – Basic Types – Vocabulary. According to section 3.1.1 of this standard, the family of machines covered includes

(a) backhoe loader,
(b) dumper,
(c) excavator,
(d) grader,
(e) land fill compactor,
(f) loader,
(g) pipelayer,
(h) roller,
(i) scraper,
(j) tractor-dozer, and
(k) trencher.

Subsection 575(2)

Prototype equipment is this section is interpreted to mean any new or used piece of rubber-tired, self-propelled mobile equipment that is brought into Alberta for the first time and intended for use in any Alberta mine.

Subsection 575(3)


Subsection 575(4)


Subsection 575(5)

No explanation required.

Subsection 575(6)

The required “Test Report” must include the following information taken from clause 8 of ISO Standard 3540: 1996, 8 Test report:

(a) a reference to this International Standard;
(b) type of machine;
(c) make of machine;
(d) model and serial number of the machine;
(e) condition of the brake system e.g. new, in operation for 1000 h, etc.;
(f) mass and axle distribution of the machine as tested, in kilograms;
(g) manufacturer’s approved maximum machine mass and maximum axle distribution, in kilograms;
(h) tyre size, ply rating, tread pattern and pressure, in megapascals;
(i) description of the brakes e.g. disc or drum, hand or foot control;
(j) type of brake systems e.g. mechanical or hydraulic;
(k) which tests were carried out using a retarder and a description of the retarder e.g. hydraulic or electric;
(l) surface of the test course e.g. asphalt, concrete or soil;
(m) longitudinal and cross slope of the test course;
(n) results of all stopping and holding tests;
(o) percentage of the service brake system stored energy after the brake application test calculate from the following formula (see clause 7.2 of the Standard);

(p) force levels applied to the controls (see clause 7.1.1 of the Standard);
(q) machine maximum level surface speed, in kilometres per hour;
(r) secondary brake system capacity for stored energy system (see clause 7.3 of the Standard).