OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 684 Required qualifications

Due to the critical contribution made by an underground coal mine foreman or manager or electrical superintendent, this section reiterates the fact that an employer must not appoint any person to these positions unless that person holds a valid certificate issued by the Board of Examiners for mining under sections 30 and 31 of the OHS Regulation. Where a qualified and certified person is not immediately available, contracting or consulting services could be considered for short-term assistance.