OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 534 Record retention

Records of equipment inspections and incidents prove invaluable as one of the tools used in assessing the condition of equipment. Well kept records can help prove that equipment has been approved as capable of operating safely within the parameters for which it was designed.

In case of an incident or equipment failure, records can help pinpoint causes and trends. Repeat incidents or equipment problems can indicate design problems. Record keeping is useful in developing strategies and action plans for improving the overall safety and productivity of a mine.