OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 590 Auxiliary steering standards

Subsection 590(1)

SAE Standard J1511 FEB94/ISO 5010, Steering for Off-Road, Rubber-Tired Machines, has been adopted as the auxiliary steering standard for Alberta. The relevant parts of the Standard are reflected in subsection (2).

Subsection 590(2)

Given the steep gradients over which mine equipment can be used, automatic initiation of auxiliary steering is preferred, although a manual system is acceptable.

In any case of auxiliary steering activation, a warning device must also be activated to warn the operator that the emergency steering system is in use. This warning device is intended to minimize the potential that the auxiliary steering is being used without the operator’s knowledge.