OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 626 Vehicle breakdown

Subsection 626(1)

These requirements are intended to reduce the risk of explosives unintentionally exploding. Repairs that do not pose a risk are allowed. Since the vehicle operator is usually a blaster or other competent worker, the operator is best qualified to make such decisions.

Subsection 626(2)

Major repairs can include towing or hauling the vehicle, replacing major components, and storing or placing the vehicle in places not acceptable to this Code or other regulations, such as near welding operations or other potential sources of ignition.

Subsection 626(3)

If explosives must be removed from a vehicle so repairs can be made, the explosives must be either returned to a magazine or temporarily stored in an area that does not expose other workers or the public to undue risk. When stored temporarily under such circumstances, the explosives must be placed under proper security.