OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 592 Clearance lights

Subsection 592(1)

Clearance lights let other drivers know how much space a unit of equipment needs on the road. Clearance lights are particularly helpful at night and during times of poor visibility.

Subsection 592(2)

Clearance lights must be on when the machine’s engine is on. Where practicable, the clearance lights should be interlocked with the engine so that they are automatically turned on when the engine is started and remain on while the vehicle is operating. If interlocking with the engine is not acceptable, defined operating procedures and worker training must be in place to comply with the OHS Code.

Subsection 592(3)

It is simply impractical to attach clearance lights to a blade or a bucket.