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MINES SAFETY AND INSPECTION REGULATIONS 1995


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1 -- Preliminary  

   1.1.    Citation  
   1.2.    Commencement  
   1.3.    Terms used  
   1.4.    Exemption -- if substantial compliance  
   1.5.    Exemption -- if compliance unnecessary or impracticable

   PART 2 -- Administration

           Division 1 -- Inspectors  

   2.1.    Issue of receipt for things taken

           Division 1A -- Improvement notices, prohibition notices and provisional improvement notices  

   2.4A.   Prescribed requirements for s. 31AK, 31AL and 31BK(1) of Act

           Division 2 -- Safety and health representatives  

   2.5.    Prescribed procedure for resolution of disputes  
   2.6.    Introductory courses for safety and health representatives  
   2.6A.   Training courses for qualified representative under s. 31BF of Act

           Division 3 -- Board of Examiners

              Subdivision A -- Preliminary  

   2.7.    Terms used

              Subdivision B -- Constitution and proceedings  

   2.8.    Constitution -- mine manager’s and underground supervisor’s certificates  
   2.9.    Constitution -- quarry manager’s certificate  
   2.10.   Constitution -- underground coal mine certificates  
   2.11.   Constitution -- winding engine driver’s certificate  
   2.12.   Procedure if body fails to nominate  
   2.13.   Appointment of members  
   2.14.   Vacation of office  
   2.15.   Deputies  
   2.16.   Chairperson  
   2.17.   Quorum  
   2.18.   Meetings  
   2.19.   Voting  
   2.20.   Examination of applicants

              Subdivision C -- Issue of certificates of competency  

   2.21.   First class mine manager’s certificate  
   2.22.   Quarry manager’s certificate  
   2.23.   Underground supervisor’s certificate  
   2.24.   Deputy’s certificate  
   2.25.   Restricted quarry manager’s certificate  
   2.26.   Classes of winding engine driver’s certificates  
   2.27.   Winding engine driver’s certificate -- Class I  
   2.28.   Winding engine driver’s certificate -- Class II  
   2.29.   Board may restrict certificate  
   2.30.   Applications  
   2.31.   Fees  
   2.32.   Register of certificates  
   2.33.   Replacement certificates

              Subdivision D -- Requirements to hold certificates of competency  

   2.34.   Person not to act as shift supervisor or deputy without certificate  
   2.35.   Person not to act as underground manager without certificate  
   2.36.   Person not to act as quarry manager without certificate  
   2.37.   Person not to operate winding engine without certificate

   PART 3 -- Management of mines

           Division 1 -- Exploration operations  

   3.1.    Application of Division  
   3.2.    Prescribed place at which record book to be kept  
   3.3.    Provision of information -- earth disturbing operations  
   3.4.    Provision of information -- other operations  
   3.5.    Remedial work  
   3.6.    Training of persons  
   3.7.    Suitable equipment to be provided  
   3.8.    Entry into disused mine workings  
   3.9.    Drilling and excavation operations

           Division 2 -- Notification of commencement or suspension of mining operations  

   3.10.   Term used: notification  
   3.11.   Notification to be in writing  
   3.12.   General details to be included in notification  
   3.13.   Project management plan to be provided for mine operations  
   3.14.   Details to be included in notification of suspension  
   3.15.   Details to be included in notification of recommencement  
   3.16.   Details to be included in notification of abandonment

           Division 2A -- Further requirements for record book entries under section 38(2), (4) and (6)  

   3.16A.  Matters to be recorded

           Division 3 -- Inspection of workplaces  

   3.17.   Terms used  
   3.18.   Registered manager to ensure inspections carried out in accordance with this Division  
   3.19.   Inspection of workplaces in quarry operations  
   3.20.   Inspection of underground workplaces in coal mines  
   3.21.   Inspection of other underground workplaces  
   3.22.   Inspection of other workplaces

           Division 4 -- Health surveillance

              Subdivision A -- Preliminary  

   3.23.   Terms used

              Subdivision B -- Health surveillance system  

   3.24.   Effect of Subdivision  
   3.27.   Health assessment  
   3.28.   Biological monitoring  
   3.29.   Categories of employees who do not require health surveillance  
   3.30.   Employer responsible for arranging health surveillance

              Subdivision C -- Information on health surveillance  

   3.31.   Medical practitioner to provide results of health assessment  
   3.33.   Department to keep records  
   3.34.   Mines occupational physician  
   3.35.   Health surveillance records to be confidential records  
   3.36.   Employee may request copy of record  
   3.37.   Employer may find out whether employee has previously been assessed  
   3.38.   Confidentiality  
   3.39.   Notice of occupational disease  
   3.40.   Remedial action

           Division 5 -- Notice of accidents  

   3.41.   Requirements if notice in writing  
   3.42.   Monthly status report form

           Division 6 -- Surveys and plans  

   3.43.   Term used: Board  
   3.44.   Mines Survey Board  
   3.45.   Authorised mine surveyor’s certificate -- grades  
   3.46.   Requirement to hold authorised mine surveyor’s certificate  
   3.47.   Issue of authorised mine surveyor’s certificate  
   3.49.   Instruments and accuracy  
   3.50.   Datum station and co‑ordinator  
   3.51.   Particulars required in mine plans  
   3.52.   When plans must be provided to State mining engineer  
   3.53.   Form of plans  
   3.54.   Plan of scene of fatal accident

   PART 4 -- General safety requirements

           Division 1 -- General  

   4.1.    Protective clothing and equipment  
   4.2.    Confined spaces  
   4.3.    Hot work procedures  
   4.4.    Guards and handrails  
   4.5.    Fall arrest equipment  
   4.6.    Conveyor haulage safety  
   4.7.    Intoxicating liquor or drugs  
   4.8.    Weather protection  
   4.9.    Debris in open cut working  
   4.10.   Safety signs  
   4.11.   Flood protection  
   4.12.   Use of compressed air  
   4.13.   Induction and training of employees  
   4.14.   Training in safety procedures relating to use of helicopters  
   4.15.   Roll over protection for surface earth moving machinery  
   4.16.   Seat belts for vehicles  
   4.17.   English language requirements

           Division 2 -- Construction work  

   4.18.   Term used: construction work  
   4.19.   Division does not apply to underground construction work  
   4.20.   Construction work to be carried out by competent persons  
   4.21.   Appointment of responsible person and supervisors  
   4.22.   Compliance with Australian or Australian/New Zealand Standards

           Division 3 -- Emergency preparation  

   4.23.   Terms used  
   4.24.   First aid equipment to be provided  
   4.25.   Resuscitation equipment  
   4.26.   First aid personnel  
   4.27.   First aid vehicles  
   4.28.   Information about first aid  
   4.29.   Additional first aid equipment  
   4.30.   Preparation of emergency plan  
   4.31.   Emergency exits to be provided for surface operations  
   4.32.   Emergency lighting  
   4.33.   Mine rescue equipment for underground mines  
   4.34.   Self rescuers in underground mines  
   4.35.   Procedures for accounting for persons in underground mines  
   4.36.   Specific emergency precautions required to be taken for underground mines  
   4.37.   Flammable materials or explosives not to be stored near mine openings

   PART 5 -- Electricity in mines  

   5.1.    Terms used  
   5.2.    Notice of intention to install electricity supply  
   5.3.    Installations and equipment to be in accordance with AS/NZS Standard  
   5.4.    Hazardous areas  
   5.5.    Unauthorised access  
   5.6.    Interference or damage  
   5.7.    Switching on or cutting off of electrical supply  
   5.8.    Working space  
   5.9.    Electrical work to be carried out by licensed persons  
   5.10.   Electrical supervisors  
   5.11.   Duties of electrical supervisor  
   5.12.   Defects to be reported  
   5.13.   Records to be kept  
   5.14.   Details of electrical installing work  
   5.15.   Fire extinguishers  
   5.16.   Main switches  
   5.17.   Notices to be displayed  
   5.18.   High voltage installations  
   5.19.   Installation of cables  
   5.20.   Cable coverings  
   5.21.   Trailing cables and reeling cables  
   5.22.   Signals and telephones  
   5.23.   Earthing systems  
   5.24.   Earth leakage protection  
   5.25.   Electric trolley wire systems  
   5.26.   Lightning protection  
   5.27.   Maintenance of electrical equipment  
   5.28.   Overhead powerlines  
   5.29.   Isolation of equipment  
   5.30.   Labelling of equipment  
   5.31.   Cables installed in ground  
   5.32.   Earth continuity protection and monitoring

   PART 6 -- Safety in using certain types of plant in mines

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   6.1.    Terms used

           Division 2 -- General duties relating to items of plant  

   6.2.    Plant to be maintained and operated in safe manner  
   6.3.    Designer to identify hazards associated with plant and to assess risks  
   6.4.    Designer to reduce identified risk of exposure  
   6.5.    Designer to provide information  
   6.6.    Manufacturer to identify hazards and to assess and reduce risks if designer outside jurisdiction  
   6.7.    Hazard identification during manufacturing process  
   6.8.    Manufacturer to reduce risk of exposure to identified hazards  
   6.9.    Importer to identify hazards and to assess and reduce risks if both designer and manufacturer outside jurisdiction  
   6.10.   Importer to reduce risk of exposure to hazards  
   6.11.   Importer to provide information as to intended use and other safety information  
   6.12.   Supplier’s duties  
   6.13.   Supplier to provide safety information  
   6.14.   Duties of person becoming supplier through hiring or leasing arrangement  
   6.15.   Installer or erector to identify hazards associated with plant and to assess risks  
   6.16.   Installer or erector to reduce risks identified  
   6.17.   Employer to identify hazards associated with plant and to assess risks  
   6.18.   Employer to reduce risks identified  
   6.19.   Person to provide design information to design contractor  
   6.20.   Employer’s duties in relation to installation, maintenance etc. of plant  
   6.21.   Employer to prevent unsafe use of plant  
   6.22.   Employer’s duties when plant is damaged or repaired  
   6.23.   Employer’s duties when design of plant is altered  
   6.24.   Employer’s duties when dismantling, storing or disposing of plant  
   6.25.   Employer’s duties to keep records  
   6.26.   Plant under pressure  
   6.27.   Plant with moving parts  
   6.28.   Plant with hot or cold parts  
   6.29.   Electrical plant and plant exposed to electrical hazards  
   6.30.   Industrial robots etc.  
   6.31.   Lasers

           Division 3 -- Classified plant  

   6.32.   Application  
   6.33.   Design, construction and testing of plant  
   6.34.   Registration of plant  
   6.35.   Repair or modification of plant  
   6.36.   Reporting of incidents affecting registered plant  
   6.37.   Requirements for operators and drivers  
   6.38.   Plant load or capacity not to exceed manufacturer’s specifications  
   6.39.   Prohibition on damage or removal of guards etc.  
   6.40.   Plant to be used only if inspected

   PART 7 -- Occupational health

           Division 1 -- Noise control  

   7.1.    Terms used  
   7.2.    All measurements to be as if ear unprotected  
   7.3.    Action level for noise  
   7.4.    Noise to be reduced as far as practicable  
   7.5.    Reduction of noise  
   7.6.    Personal hearing protectors  
   7.7.    Duty to inform, instruct and train persons about hearing risks  
   7.8.    Noise report to be prepared  
   7.9.    Additional noise report to be prepared  
   7.10.   Noise reports  
   7.11.   Duties after noise report is prepared

           Division 2 -- Hygiene and sanitation  

   7.12.   Sanitation facilities  
   7.13.   Toilet facilities  
   7.14.   Prevention of pollution of workings  
   7.15.   Waste timber and other materials not to accumulate underground  
   7.16.   Stagnant water not to accumulate underground  
   7.17.   Eating places  
   7.18.   Drinking water  
   7.19.   Change rooms

           Division 3 -- Hazardous substances  

   7.20.   Terms used  
   7.21.   Material safety data sheets  
   7.22.   Containers to be appropriate  
   7.23.   Disposal of containers  
   7.24.   Labels  
   7.25.   Register of hazardous substances  
   7.26.   Enclosed systems  
   7.27.   Risk assessment  
   7.28.   Means of reducing risk of exposure to hazardous substances  
   7.29.   Workplace atmospheric contaminant monitoring to be provided  
   7.30.   Health surveillance

   PART 8 -- Explosives

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   8.1.    Terms used

           Division 2 -- General  

   8.1A.   Explosives, requirements in relation to  
   8.2.    Division does not apply to underground coal mining  
   8.5.    Underground magazines  
   8.7.    Lights  
   8.10.   Faulty explosive in magazine  
   8.11.   Removal on closure of mine  
   8.13.   Smoking prohibited  
   8.14.   Handling and transport  
   8.16.   Storage of detonators  
   8.17.   Detonator capping station  
   8.19.   Safety fuse -- burning rate  
   8.20.   Safety fuse -- length  
   8.21.   Drilling precautions -- underground  
   8.22.   Drilling precautions -- surface mining operations  
   8.23.   Charging operations -- underground  
   8.24.   Charging operations -- surface mining operations  
   8.25.   Firing warnings -- underground  
   8.26.   Firing warnings -- surface mining operations  
   8.27.   Firing times -- underground  
   8.28.   Firing times -- surface mining operations  
   8.29.   Special blasts underground  
   8.30.   Fly rock surface mining operations  
   8.31.   Firing with safety fuse  
   8.32.   Electrical firing  
   8.33.   Testing electrical firing circuits  
   8.34.   Electrical blasting accessories  
   8.35.   Electric detonators  
   8.36.   Electric firing circuits  
   8.37.   Mains firing, connection of faces  
   8.38.   Firing during electrical storms  
   8.39.   Mains firing  
   8.41.   Blasting agent -- charging holes  
   8.42.   Suspension of work following firing  
   8.43.   Misfires  
   8.44.   Suspension of work -- underground misfires  
   8.45.   Suspension of work -- misfires in surface mining operations  
   8.46.   Time interval and inspection  
   8.47.   Remedial action -- refiring  
   8.48.   Misfires using safety fuse  
   8.49.   Failed refiring -- surface mining operations  
   8.50.   Burning without exploding  
   8.51.   Recharging of holes  
   8.52.   Blasting under water  
   8.53.   Term used: relevant procedure  
   8.54.   Blasting in hot material  
   8.55.   Blasting in oxidising or reactive ground  
   8.56.   Demolition blasting

   PART 9 -- Ventilation and control of dust and atmospheric contaminants  

   9.1.    Terms used  
   9.2.    Determination of different exposure standard  
   9.3.    Ventilation officer to be appointed  
   9.4.    Qualifications of ventilation officer  
   9.5.    Duties of ventilation officer -- underground  
   9.6.    Duties of ventilation officer -- surface mining operations  
   9.7.    Ventilation log book  
   9.8.    Ventilation system defects to be rectified  
   9.9.    Abrasive blasting equipment  
   9.10.   Crushing and processing plant  
   9.11.   Exposure standards  
   9.12.   Control of atmospheric contaminants  
   9.13.   Sampling of atmospheric contaminants  
   9.14.   Air in underground workplaces  
   9.15.   Air temperature  
   9.16.   Air sources  
   9.17.   Suppression of dust -- drilling operations  
   9.18.   Water used to suppress dust must not be polluted  
   9.19.   Use of dust collection and dust suppression appliances  
   9.20.   Ventilating fans and equipment  
   9.21.   Control of air distribution underground  
   9.22.   Fumes from blasting  
   9.23.   Wetting down after blasting  
   9.24.   Compressed air underground  
   9.25.   Air conditioning and refrigeration  
   9.26.   Tailings filled stopes -- atmospheric contaminants  
   9.27.   Ventilation system may be cut off in disused areas  
   9.28.   Ventilation plans for underground mines  
   9.29.   Monitoring of toxic, asphyxiant and explosive gases  
   9.30.   Protection of employees from chemical fumes  
   9.31.   Smoking prohibited in certain workplaces  
   9.32.   Removal of asbestos  
   9.32A.  Asbestos not to be used  
   9.33.   Control of contaminant asbestos  
   9.34.   Electric vehicles underground  
   9.35.   Preparation of dust plan for underground coal mine  
   9.36.   Barriers in underground coal mines  
   9.37.   Stone dust quality in underground coal mines

   PART 10 -- Specific requirements for underground mines

           Division 1 -- Application  

   10.1.   Application of Part

           Division 2 -- General  

   10.2.   Term used: flame safety lamp plan  
   10.3.   Underground workers must read and speak the English language  
   10.4.   Persons under 18 years of age not to be employed underground  
   10.5.   Persons working alone  
   10.6.   Lamps for persons underground  
   10.7.   Preparation of flame safety lamp plan for underground coal mines  
   10.8.   Naked flames prohibited in underground coal mines  
   10.9.   Possession of matches and lighters prohibited in underground coal mines  
   10.10.  Means of entry and exit  
   10.11.  Stope to have 2 travelling ways  
   10.12.  Workers to be withdrawn if danger exists  
   10.13.  Excavations to be kept safe  
   10.14.  Lights in working levels etc.  
   10.15.  Communication -- surface to underground  
   10.16.  Levels to have safe entry  
   10.17.  Shaft entrances to be fenced  
   10.18.  Approaching dangerous water  
   10.19.  Dams and plugs  
   10.20.  Winze sinking operations  
   10.21.  Rise operations  
   10.22.  Travelling ways in shafts  
   10.23.  Travelling ways to be made safe  
   10.24.  Travelling ways to have safety nooks  
   10.25.  Ladderways and footways  
   10.26.  Ladderway in shafts  
   10.27.  Procedures when workings are approaching each other  
   10.28.  Geotechnical considerations  
   10.29.  Sulphide dust ignitions  
   10.30.  Shift communications  
   10.31.  Chute and pass safety precautions  
   10.32.  Record of persons underground  
   10.33.  Reflective material on clothing  
   10.34.  Shrinkage stoping or development  
   10.35.  Vertical opening safety procedures

           Division 3 -- Loading and transport  

   10.36.  Terms used  
   10.37.  Trackless units -- maintenance  
   10.38.  Trackless units -- braking systems  
   10.39.  Trackless units -- condition of haulage way  
   10.40.  Trackless units -- traffic control  
   10.41.  Unattended trackless units  
   10.42.  Maintenance of trackless units  
   10.43.  Trackless units with restricted vision must have warning signal  
   10.44.  Rail haulage plan  
   10.45.  Remote controlled equipment  
   10.46.  Overhead protection on underground mining equipment

           Division 4 -- Diesel units  

   10.47.  Terms used  
   10.48.  Diesel engines only to be used  
   10.49.  Flame proofing of diesel engines in underground coal mines  
   10.50.  Registration of diesel units used underground  
   10.51.  Specifications and testing of diesel units  
   10.52.  Ventilating air requirements for diesel unit operations  
   10.53.  Exhaust treatment device  
   10.54.  Undiluted exhaust gas sampling  
   10.55.  Opacity of exhaust emission  
   10.56.  Testing costs, methods and equipment  
   10.57.  Records  
   10.58.  Fuelling and servicing  
   10.59.  Fire suppression  
   10.60.  Fuel transport and storage

   PART 11 -- Winding, winding ropes and signals

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   11.1.   Terms used

           Division 2 -- Provisions applicable to all winding operations  

   11.2.   Application of Division  
   11.3.   Notice of intention to install winding system  
   11.4.   Approval of winding system  
   11.5.   Testing  
   11.6.   Notice of intention to repair or modify winding system  
   11.7.   Approval of repair or modification  
   11.8.   Winding engine log book  
   11.9.   Winding engines -- shift records  
   11.10.  Winding engine to be available  
   11.11.  Testing of hoist drivers  
   11.12.  Winding engine drivers to have medical examinations  
   11.13.  Winding engine drivers not to work for more than 8 hours  
   11.14.  Winding engine -- power required  
   11.15.  Power cut off  
   11.16.  Indicators and gauges  
   11.17.  Speed control  
   11.18.  Brakes  
   11.19.  Persons or material not to be lowered by brake  
   11.20.  Stop switch  
   11.21.  Driver not to be spoken to while on duty  
   11.22.  Hoist controls  
   11.23.  Acceleration control  
   11.24.  Control selection  
   11.25.  Push button controls  
   11.26.  Cage to be supported when repairs being carried out  
   11.27.  Prevention of overwind  
   11.28.  Backing out devices  
   11.29.  Winding engine fire precautions  
   11.30.  Signalling system  
   11.31.  Code of Signals  
   11.32.  Code of Signals to be displayed  
   11.33.  Signals to be known  
   11.34.  Signals to be clear and correct  
   11.35.  Signals to be returned  
   11.36.  Communication by voice restricted  
   11.37.  Shaft guides  
   11.38.  Winding ropes -- specifications  
   11.39.  Winding ropes -- history  
   11.40.  Winding rope log book  
   11.41.  Winding ropes -- records  
   11.42.  Winding ropes -- splicing  
   11.43.  Winding ropes -- capping  
   11.44.  Winding ropes -- factors of safety  
   11.45.  Winding ropes and guide ropes -- discard  
   11.46.  Winding ropes -- maintenance  
   11.47.  Guide ropes and rubbing ropes  
   11.48.  Hoist inspection  
   11.49.  Winding installations -- inspection  
   11.50.  Shaft conveyances -- coupling  
   11.51.  Shaft conveyances -- testing after repairs  
   11.52.  Shaft conveyances -- overhead protection  
   11.53.  Shaft conveyances -- design and construction  
   11.54.  Shaft conveyances -- embarking and disembarking facilities  
   11.55.  Cages to be used in shafts  
   11.56.  Use of ore skip by persons  
   11.57.  Persons not to travel with material  
   11.58.  Cage and skip attachments -- design  
   11.59.  Cage and skip attachments -- records

           Division 3 -- Drum winding operations  

   11.60.  Application of Division  
   11.61.  Ropes -- factors of safety  
   11.62.  Ropes -- testing and maintenance  
   11.63.  Ropes -- lubrication  
   11.64.  Flanges on drums  
   11.65.  Drum and head sheave diameters  
   11.66.  Drum winder brakes  
   11.67.  Rope detaching appliances  
   11.68.  Drum winding in single gear  
   11.69.  Cage safety, appliances and testing

           Division 4 -- Friction winding operations  

   11.70.  Application of Division  
   11.71.  Ropes -- factors of safety  
   11.72.  Ropes -- testing  
   11.73.  Ropes -- period of service  
   11.74.  Ropes -- testing after discarding  
   11.75.  Ropes -- dressing restricted  
   11.76.  Ropes -- splicing prohibited  
   11.77.  Ropes -- tension adjustment  
   11.78.  Arresting devices  
   11.79.  Driving sheave  
   11.80.  Deflection sheave  
   11.81.  Friction winder brakes  
   11.82.  Rope detaching appliances  
   11.83.  Synchronizing devices  
   11.84.  Slip and direction indicators  
   11.85.  Loading limitations  
   11.86.  Cage chairing devices  
   11.87.  Overwound conveyance arrester  
   11.88.  Shaft sump to be kept clear  
   11.89.  Inspection of shaft sump

   PART 12 -- Shaft sinking  

   12.1.   Application of Part  
   12.2.   Relationship to PART 11  
   12.3.   New shaft sinking operations  
   12.4.   Approval of shaft sinking operations  
   12.5.   Use of crane  
   12.6.   Alternative means of travel  
   12.7.   Factors of safety  
   12.8.   Inspection and maintenance of ropes  
   12.9.   Monkeys, crossheads and other conveyances  
   12.10.  Kibbles and attachments  
   12.11.  Overfilling of kibbles or skips  
   12.12.  Interlocking  
   12.13.  Firing  
   12.14.  Pentices  
   12.15.  Timber bearer sets  
   12.16.  Protection  
   12.17.  Warning of obstruction  
   12.18.  Signals  
   12.19.  Hoisting and lowering of shaft sinking stage

   PART 13 -- Surface mining operations  

   13.1.   Application of Part  
   13.2.   Motor vehicle brakes  
   13.3.   Motor vehicle safety equipment  
   13.4.   Loading precautions  
   13.5.   Dumping precautions  
   13.6.   Lighting  
   13.7.   Bench widths and open pit roads  
   13.8.   Geotechnical considerations  
   13.9.   Precautions in working faces and benches  
   13.10.  Sluicing operations  
   13.11.  Restriction of access  
   13.12.  Stockpile safety precautions  
   13.13.  Stockpile tunnel exits  
   13.14.  Sand pits  
   13.15.  Mine boundaries

   PART 14 -- Dredging  

   14.1.   Term used: dredge  
   14.2.   Application of Part  
   14.3.   Dredges to be approved  
   14.4.   Approval of use of dredge  
   14.5.   Approval of repairs or modifications  
   14.6.   Dredging operations and maintenance  
   14.7.   Life saving appliances  
   14.8.   Head lines, side lines and mooring lines  
   14.9.   Illumination

   PART 15 -- Railway operations  

   15.1.   Terms used  
   15.2.   Application of Part  
   15.3.   Main line limits and yard limits  
   15.4.   Operating rules  
   15.5.   Employees to know operating rules and signals  
   15.6.   Railway vehicle driver to be competent  
   15.7.   Issue of certificate  
   15.8.   Certificate  
   15.9.   Suspension or cancellation of certificate  
   15.10.  Medical examinations  
   15.11.  Tracks and structures  
   15.12.  Locomotives and equipment to be safe  
   15.13.  Unauthorised persons not to ride on trains  
   15.14.  Railway vehicle driver to remain in control  
   15.15.  Propelling by locomotive  
   15.16.  Railway vehicle movements  
   15.17.  Railway vehicle movement orders  
   15.18.  Centralized traffic control systems  
   15.19.  Signals

   PART 16 -- Radiation safety

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   16.1.   Terms used

           Division 2 -- Mining and processing of radioactive material  

   16.2.   Application of Division  
   16.3.   State mining engineer may exempt mine  
   16.4.   Authorised limits  
   16.5.   Dose constraints  
   16.6.   Results of baseline monitoring program  
   16.7.   Preparation of radiation management plan  
   16.8.   Radiation management plan to be complied with  
   16.9.   Radiation safety officer  
   16.10.  Defects  
   16.11.  Notification  
   16.12.  Supervised areas and controlled areas  
   16.13.  Conditions for young persons  
   16.14.  Designated employees  
   16.15.  Reduction of doses  
   16.16.  Control of exposure to radiation  
   16.17.  Respiratory protective equipment  
   16.18.  Dose limits -- employees  
   16.19.  Dose limits -- members of the public  
   16.20.  Interpretation of dose limits  
   16.21.  Approval of different dose limit  
   16.22.  Pregnant employees  
   16.23.  Assessment of doses  
   16.24.  Reporting of results of dose assessment  
   16.25.  Records  
   16.26.  Reporting of certain matters to State mining engineer  
   16.27.  Approval for removal of radioactive material  
   16.28.  Approval to use imported radioactive minerals  
   16.30.  Storage of monazite, thorium, uranium or xenotime concentrate  
   16.31.  Stockpile management  
   16.32.  Disposal of waste material  
   16.33.  Best practicable technology  
   16.34.  Discharges  
   16.35.  Long term waste management

           Division 3 -- Use and storage of radiation sources and irradiating apparatus in mines generally  

   16.36.  Application of Division  
   16.37.  Use of sealed radiation sources and irradiating apparatus  
   16.38.  Audit of sealed radiation sources and irradiating apparatus

   PART 17 -- Miscellaneous  

   17.1.   General penalty  
   17.2.   Repeal
           SCHEDULE 2 -- Fees
           SCHEDULE 3
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