OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 565 Equipment supply systems

Subsection 565(1)

Ground fault protection is an essential safety feature on all mobile electrical equipment. To ensure this safety system is working properly, it must be tested before the equipment is put into service and at least annually thereafter.

Subsection 565(2)

Records related to ground fault system testing must be kept at the mine for two years after the test. The records should include information such as
(a) the date of testing,
(b) the equipment tested with identification numbers where available,
(c) the name of the person(s) conducting the test,
(d) the test results, and
(e) any repairs and re-testing, if applicable.

Records required by this subsection must be available for examination by an officer.