Australian Standard AS 3785 Underground Mining - Shaft Equipment - Western Australia


You will need 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 must comply with (where relevant):

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

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Act(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Resources Safety

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Mine Safety

Resources Safety

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Operating address: Level 2
1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: Locked Mail Bag Service 100
East Perth, Western Australia
Phone: 08 9358 8010
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