Australian New Zealand Standard AS / NZS 3785 Underground Mining - Shaft Equipment - Western Australia

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you are the manager of an underground mine and you intend to erect a winding system for the transportation of persons, materials or rock.

You must show that the shaft conveyances, headframes, shaft conveyance guiding systems and sheaves comply with this standard. It specifies requirements for conveyances used in vertical-shaft mine-winding installations, including fixtures on the conveyance. There are four parts of the standard you are required to comply with (where relevant):

  • AS / NZS 3785.4:2002 Underground mining - Shaft equipment - Conveyances for vertical shafts;
  • AS / NZS 3785.5-1998 Underground Mining - Shaft equipment - Headframes;
  • AS / NZS 3785.6-1992 Underground Mining - Shaft equipment - Guides and rubbing ropes for conveyances; and
  • AS / NZS 3785.7-2006 Underground Mining - Shaft equipment - Headframes - Sheaves.

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.

Other resources

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


08 9358 8010


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