OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 535 Excavation

Subsection 535(1)

Safe distances must be maintained while approaching any boundary of an operating property and other facility.

Subsection 535(2)

To meet the requirements of this subsection, designers of the walls of an excavation must consider both the eventual deterioration of the walls during the life of the mine as well as their final location when the mine is abandoned.