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AS/NZS 3000:2007 Electrical Installations

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2006 (NSW) and the Mining Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (NSW) state that: The operator of a mine must ensure that electrical installations at the mine comply with the requirements of  AS/NZS 3000 applicable... Read more


Electric shocks

The number of electric shocks at voltages above 50 volts AC at underground coal operations has risen during the past three years. The Maximum Reasonable Consequence of contact with electricity above 50 volts AC is death of at least one... Read more


Electrical Practices for Construction Work

From 1 September 2008, the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Application to Mining Workplaces and Coal Workplaces) Regulation 2008 was put into place. This amendment regulation extended the application of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 2001 to include the mining... Read more


Model Code of Practice - Managing Electrical Risks in the Workplace

This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on managing electrical risks in the workplace. It applies to all workplaces where a person conducting a business or undertaking: has management or... Read more


AS/NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Selection, Installation and Maintenance

Regulation 21 of the Mining and Quarrying Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: (1) A person must not carry out work on electrical equipment that has explosion-protection, unless the person has the competencies to carry out the work. (2) In... Read more


MSB No. 156 Ageing electrical switchgear

Continued safe operation of electrical equipment is critical for the safety of all mine personnel, particularly electrical personnel working on or near electrical equipment. Electrical equipment in mines varies in age and for switching devices, the number of operations. This equipment... Read more


Investigation Report Electric shock injury involving 3.3kV electrical equipment

On 15 November 2007 a preparation plant technician received an electric shock and burns when he touched a live high voltage electrical circuit when accessing an electrical cabinet. The electrical circuit was contained within a high voltage, 3300 volts, switchboard... Read more


Serious Electric Shock Incident

What An electrical service engineer was rendered unconscious when he received multiple electric shocks and suffered burns to the head, right arm and left hand. Why The electrical service engineer had discussed the job with a site supervisor and a plan was developed... Read more


Electric shock from a light fitting

What A mineworker received an electric shock when his forearm made contact with a flameproof Burn Brite fluorescent light fitting (Certificate No AUS EX 424X) on a continuous miner in the hazardous zone of a coal mine. The victim was transported... Read more


AS 3007.5 Electrical Installations - Surface Mines and Associated Processing Plant

Regulation 22(6) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulations 2001 (Qld) states that close proximity, to a conductor, means— (b) for plant being used for work near an overhead power line—within the minimum clearances required under AS 3007.5, section... Read more


SB 48 Isolation Facilities For Equipment Operated By Electricity

Prior to the performance of any task on equipment operated by electricity or other associated equipment it is necessary to identify all of the harmful energy sources and effectively isolate each. Considering only electrical energy there are several risks which... Read more


Repair and overhaul of electrical explosion-protected equipment

The NSW Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 requires mines to have explosion-protected electrical plant overhauled and repaired at licensed facilities. The regulation states: 19 Electrical engineering management plan (1) The electrical engineering management plan for a coal operation must make... Read more


Electric shock from a high-voltage test set

An electrical worker received an electric shock while carrying out insulation testing of an 11kV cable network. The electrical worker reached for the voltage control knob to make a fine adjustment of the output voltage of a high-voltage battery-powered test... Read more


Underground Electrical Equipment and Electrical Installations

Recognised Standard on Electrical Equipment and Electrical Installations in Underground Coal Mines to assist in the risk assessment and management of electrical issues in line with legislation. ... Read more


MSB No. 056 Mining industry electrical accidents

A disturbing increase in the incidence of mining industry electric shocks reported to the Department raises serious concern and signals a clear need for all persons involved to exercise more care when dealing with electrical plant, and to adopt work-practices... Read more


Electric Shock from Circuit Breaker

What An electrician received an electric shock when he made direct contact with the load side terminals of a moulded case circuit breaker. Why The circuit breaker had previously been dismantled to fit an internal accessory. The circuit breaker appears to have been... Read more


AS/NZS 1826(Int):2006 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Special protection - Type of protection 's'

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: explosion protection category Ex s means explosion protection category Ex s under AS 1826 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Special protection—Type of protection s’, section 4.3 The standard referred to in the... Read more


AS/NZS 3012:1997 Electrical Installations - Construction and Demolition Sites

Under Regulation 422 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulation 1995 (WA): The principal employer at, and the manager of, a mine must ensure that construction work at the mine is carried out in accordance with the applicable Australian Standards. This Standard... Read more


AS 3007.1-2004 Electrical Installations - Surface Mines and Associated Processing Plant

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2006 (NSW) and the Mining Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (NSW) state that: The operator of a mine must ensure that electrical installations at the mine comply with the requirements of  AS 3007 and... Read more


AS 3007.2-2004 Electrical Installations - Surface Mines and Associated Processing Plant

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2006 (NSW) and the Mining Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (NSW) state that: The operator of a mine must ensure that electrical installations at the mine comply with the requirements of  AS 3007 and... Read more



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