Australian Standard AS 4240 Remote Control Systems for Mining Equipment - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are an employer or manager at an underground mine and you intend to operate remote controlled equipment.

Your remote controlled equipment must conform to this standard. This standard provides guidance for the design, construction and general safeguarding of remote control systems for mining equipment.

This Standard does not apply to an underground coal mine which has remote controlled equipment which conforms to Australian standards AS 2381: Electrical equipment for explosive gas atmospheres, and AS 4871: Electrical Equipment for Mines and Quarries.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

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.

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Resources Safety

Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Mine Safety
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
Resources Safety


Operating address:
Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth,Western Australia,6004


Phone:

08 9358 8010
MinesSafety@dmirs.wa.gov.au

Website:

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