Australian Standard AS 2294 Earth-Moving Machinery - Protective Structures - Western Australia


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.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 WA

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 WA

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

Contact details

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Mine Safety

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: 100 Plain Street
East Perth, Western Australia, 6004
Phone: 08 9358 8010
Website: Resources Safety (Opens in new window)