OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 547 Fire fighting training

Having fire fighting equipment available is only one ingredient in successful fire fighting. Training in effective fire fighting for all workers employed underground is another essential ingredient. Every worker must be able to respond quickly and correctly to any type of fire that might develop. Training at the beginning of employment, with regular follow-up training at least every two years thereafter ensures workers can respond to fires as needed. Records of training help supervisors manage the training program.