OHS Code Explanation Guide

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

Section 444 Marking an excavation

An open excavation can present a serious hazard to workers and equipment. Almost any device that clearly marks, blocks or safeguards the opening is acceptable. Examples include barricades formed by aligned concrete blocks, erected snow fencing, guardrails, piles of excavated material or total enclosure/hoarding. In all cases the solution must be effective and its purpose clearly understood by workers.