OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 728 Cross cuts

Subsection 728(1)

Repealed.

Subsection 728(2)

Requirements under this subsection are intended to ensure that an adequate quantity of air is delivered to working faces. As the distance from the last open cross cut increases, ventilation at the face becomes weaker. The requirement that stoppings be placed at all cross-cuts except the last one nearest the face maximizes air quantity at the last cross-cut.

Subsection 728(3)

Applications for exemptions to subsection 728(2) must be certified by a professional engineer, providing justification while demonstrating that the same degree of safety will be ensured as provided by subsection 728(2).