OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 550 Conveyor clearance

Section 550(a)

Removal of dust and other combustible materials from beneath conveyors is important to preventing fires. Some materials can ignite by friction when they come into contact with moving parts, while coal dust accumulations can ignite spontaneously.

Section 550(b)

If pillars are used to provide clearance beneath conveyors to allow removal of debris, the pillars must be made of non-flammable material so that they do not become part of any fire.