OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 549 Fireproofing of roadways

Use of combustible materials on roadway supports and linings must be minimized as much as possible. Any combustible materials used must be treated with a fire resistant coating.

Non-combustible or treated materials must be used at conveyor transfer and loading points and extend at least 5 metres on the air intake side and to not less than 10 metres on the return side. This minimizes the potential for a fire to spread and provides some protection to workers during fire fighting activities.