OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 32 Excavating and Tunnelling

Section 459 Access for powered mobile equipment

Section 444 requires all excavations to be flagged and marked to prevent workers or equipment from falling into the opening. This section deals with the access route that is used by powered mobile equipment to enter and leave the excavation. In this case the barrier can be of any construction that is suitable for the purpose intended, although common practice is to use concrete blocks, a large piece of timber or even a pile of excavated material as a berm.