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Ground or Strata Instability in Underground Mines and Tunnels - Approved Code of Practice
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Ground or Strata Instability in Underground Mines and Tunnels - Approved Code of Practice

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This approved code of practice sets out WorkSafe’s expectations for managing ground or strata instability in underground mining and tunnelling operations. It applies to all underground mining and tunnelling operations where ground or strata instability is a principal hazard. The code includes information on:

  • causes of ground or strata instability
  • geotechnical assessment
  • design and implementation of control measures
  • monitoring controls
  • review and audit requirements.

This information contributes to the contents of the ground or strata instability principal hazard management plan (PHMP).

This code is for the site senior executive (SSE), mine operator, mine manager, and anyone else at the mining or tunnelling operation involved in managing the ground or strata instability principal hazard. This includes workers and other persons.

It comes into force on 22 September 2016.

 

Last updated 2 September 2016

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On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

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