OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 749.1 Shaft access and hoisting equipment

This section recognizes that as underground coal mines exploit deeper and deeper reserves a need often arises for vertical, sub-vertical or inclined shafts. In such cases, it is important that employers present comprehensive designs, plans and procedures certified by a professional engineer for the Director’s approval. These designs, plans and procedures must include the number, type and purpose of shafts, their design, construction (shaft sinking), equipping and operation. In turn, the latter must include all shaft conveyances and mine hoisting plant.