You will be required to comply with this standard if you are an employer or manager at an underground mine that has equipment fitted with falling object protective structure (FOPS).
You must ensure that the following types of equipment are fitted with falling object protective structures:
- Trackless underground mining equipment that is fitted with operator controls on the machine, including drills, trucks, loaders, bulldozers and excavators; and
- All service units which are operated in stopes and in the mining of development headings.
Your falling object protective structures must comply with this Standard.
This Standard sets out requirements for structures fitted to earth-moving and associated machines to provide protection for operators in the event of a machine being struck by a falling object.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (Western Australia)
Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)
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