OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 30, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 736 Sealed off areas

Subsections 736(1)

Accumulation of flammable gas in any part of a coal mine poses a significant risk to underground coal mine workers. For this reason workers must be protected from the hazards by fencing off such areas.

Subsection 736(2)

If accumulations of gas in a part of a mine cannot be adequately removed then the area must be sealed off, isolating the area completely (see section 716).