You may need to comply with this standard if you manage or employ staff to work in an underground coal mine, and you intend to use remote control equipment that does not comply with AS / NZS 4240: Remote control systems for mining equipment.
If your remote control equipment does not conform with AS / NZS 4240 then you must ensure that equipment conforms with this standard, and also with the following other Joint Australian New Zealand standards:
- AS / NZS 4871.1:2012 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries - General requirements
- AS / NZS 4871.4:2010 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries - Mains powered electrical mobile machines
- AS / NZS 4871.5:2010 Electrical equipment for mines and quarries - Battery powered electrical mobile machines.