OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 600 Travelling room

The minimum 1 metre of travelling room in an underground mine is considered sufficient to allow workers safe movement near the conveyor. If services such as electrical cable trays, water lines, communication cables and lighting systems are installed along the conveyors the required travel room must be maintained.

These travel areas may also be used as a return airway and require careful monitoring for dust, heat, methane and other gases. Since any travel way could be used as an emergency escape route, travel ways must be kept free of debris.