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CHIRANO GOLD MINES LIMITED
CHIRANO GOLD PROJECT
PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING
BUILDINGS AND FLOORS, CLEAN AND IN GOOD STATE OF REPAIR
All buildings shall be clearly identified above all entrances with a name board consisting of white letters on a green background (minimum size of 50mm) eg, Main Office, No 6 Substation, Fitters' Workshop.
The structure of all buildings shall be maintained in a safe condition. All fitted doors shall open and close easily and be unobstructed. The roofs of buildings shall be maintained to prevent leaks and loose sheeting or tiles. Gutters and down pipes shall be cleaned out regularly and be free from leaks or damage.
All floors of premises (walking and working surfaces) shall be kept in a good state of repair.
They shall be free from slip trip or fall hazards and free of protrusions, nails, cracks or potholes.
They shall be kept clean orderly and in a sanitary condition i.e. free from rubbish or spillage.
All drains, cable trenches, floor openings or excavations shall be covered or barricaded at all times.
All upper floors shall be capable of carrying the required load.
BOILERS AND RECORDS Draft Health & Safety Regulations 1970 deals with inspection of classified machinery which includes pressure vessels.4 Symbolic "FLAMMABLE GAS" and "NO SMOKING" signs and a "DANGER. as well as full and empty bottles.2 The Maintenance Superintendent shall ensure all pressure vessels and boilers have fittings installed that are suitable for its safe operation having regard to pressure. NO NAKED LIGHTS" sign shall be displayed wherever compressed/flammable gas is stored.3 All compressed gas cylinders including LP gas shall be individually secured in an upright position with a safety chain. 3. Different types of gas. temperature and contents for which it is designed and are as applicable in accordance with Australian Standards. 3. These shall not be fitted on the cages. .8. The Maintenance Superintendent remains responsible to ensure all requirements are complied with. The standards listed below only include some of the more important requirements.1 Every pressure vessel shall be recorded in the classified machinery record book which shall be kept buy the Maintenance Superintendent. NO SMOKING.8.8. All storage areas shall be protected from direct sunlight. 3. crane hoists and man-cages.5 A dry powder fire extinguisher shall be located within 15 metres of any gas storage area.8. 3. GAS CYLINDERS.8. PRESSURE VESSELS. 3. shall be stored separately in lockable cages when not in use.
9 All compressed air operated tools shall be individually numbered and entered into a register.3. 3.8. Each boilermaker or user shall carry out a pre-use check on a daily basis.8. flash back arresters and hoses shall be checked by the boilermaker supervisor 3 monthly and signed for. 3.10 All air operated tools shall be stored in a manner to prevent damage to the unit. 3.8 All compressed air take-off points shall be fitted with an effective water trap and the maximum pressure (in kPa) shall be clearly displayed next to this point.8.8. All air operated tools shall only be used in conjunction with an in-line water trap and lubricator to prevent damage to the tools.8. 3. 3. the following procedure must be adhered to: a) A work permit must be obtained before commencing with any work b) Ensure that no ring feed or other source of supply is involved c) Close all the valves and supply lines . connectors.7 An approved blow back device or arrester shall be fitted on either the bottle or the torch. All units shall be serviced on a six monthly basis by the designated fitter and the relevant register endorsed accordingly. tanks or containers.6 All gauges.8.11 When working on any pipe lines.
8.. The extent to which a potentially toxic substance is an actual health hazard will depend on other factors such as the concentration of the chemical and the length of time to which the employee is . The potential degree of severity of the hazard is determined by its toxicity (its ability to cause injury to biological tissue) and/or its explosive properties (defined in terms of flammability and reactivity). ELEMENT 3: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES CONTROL 3. 3.13 A specially constructed cage or cradle shall be used where gas cylinders are required to be lifted to any elevated position i.12 All compressed gas cylinders shall be transported on trolleys which are approved by the Manager.e. no lifting device shall be attached to the cylinder.9.8.1 Hazardous Substances Definition The hazard associated with a substance is defined as the likelihood that it will cause injury in a given environment or situation.d) Isolate and tag the valves as per the Company Safety Tagging Procedure e) Fit blank flanges to all exposed pipelines as required. 3.
3.9.8 Bund wall around storage areas shall be constructed so that they are strong enough and high enough to hold the contents of any spillage within the bund wall in case of emergency. Substances may enter the body through inhalation (breathing). 3. These shall be recorded and signed for by the user.4 Hazardous substance storage containers or areas shall be demarcated and where appropriate fenced off. 3.9. 3. . Depending on the substance entry by any of these modes may result in a threat to health.9. 3. Direct skin and eye contact can also be hazardous. absorption through the skin.6 The required personal protective equipment shall be issued and instructions in the correct use be given.9.9. 3. This shall be updated regularly and all substitute items or new products listed.7 All bulk tanks containing hazardous substances shall have a bund wall around the perimeter to prevent the seepage of chemical spillage.9. 3.9.exposed to it.5 All personnel shall be adequately trained on the correct handling and the emergency treatment for the hazardous substances they handle. or ingestion (swallowing).3 Material Safety Data Sheets protected by a plastic cover shall be displayed at all areas in the plant and storage areas in laboratories where "red alert" hazardous substances are used. A full set of MSDS shall be kept in the first aid room for medical use only.2 An alphabetical list of all hazardous substances used within the plant and laboratories shall be maintained.
13 All bulk cyanide storage areas have shall have sufficient neutralisation agent (minimum 100kg ferrous sulphate) available at all times and conveniently located to the area. 3.9. 3.16 At all bulk cyanide and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) delivery points. if required. 3. 3.9 A sump for spillage shall be provided within each bunded area. the mechanical and electrical controls for off-loading shall be accessible from outside the fenced areas.11 The required symbolic signs for protective equipment.g. 3.10 All storage tanks shall be clearly identified. and no smoking.9. A . The appropriate Haz Chem sign shall be displayed.14 A container (minimum volume 20 litres) of cleaning solution (6% calcium or sodium hypochlorite) shall be available at all times for cleaning respiratory equipment used for cyanide. 3.9. if required. and the contents of the sump shall be pumped direct into holding tanks or into the system and not into other unprotected areas. chemical warning. etc. 3. with the emergency breathing equipment where applicable readily available for as long as the work inside continues.9. A descriptive written identification shall be visibly displayed on the tank and/or fencing e.22.214.171.124 Where a person is required to carry out work on equipment within a cyanide storage area another person suitably trained in the use of emergency equipment shall be placed outside the area. no naked flames etc. shall be prominently displayed at all approaches to the storage. CAUSTIC SODA.9. Tankers shall connect up to the earth points before off-loading commences.9.15 Cyanide bulk delivery points and tank installations shall be suitable earthed. CYANIDE.
are received. as applicable to the chemicals being off-loaded.E. the designated responsible person shall check that the following equipment is available and in good order. 3.18 Before off-loading takes place. lime. acid.9.9.P. A checklist shall be obtained from the responsible person before off-loading takes place. (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Safety shower and eye wash facilities Water hose (coupled up) Dry powder fire extinguisher Full face respirator where necessary Drivers P. .19 Personal protective equipment shall be worn by all persons involved in any off-loading operation.9. 3. etc.suitable non-corroding cover shall be placed over the bulk delivery connection points and they shall be secured with a lock. A person shall be designated to be responsible for the cyanide storage and mix area. 3. 3.20 Where bulk deliveries of reagents eg. only the required personnel involved in the off-loading shall be present at the delivery point.9. The checklist shall be completed and filed by a Company employee to say that the offloading area is safe and any spillage has been cleared when the off-loading has been completed.17 The keys to the fenced area and to the covers shall be available from the person with the designated responsibility who shall be present at all times when off-loading takes place.
sulphuric acid. cyanide. . Where equipment is to be sent to a contractors firm for repairs a Tag shall be attached to it saying what type of area it comes from eg.9.9.3. pipeline or equipment. hydrochloric acid.21 When any maintenance or repairs are carried out on any hazardous substance storage area. etc.22 When it becomes necessary to remove any equipment from within the reagent storage areas the equipment shall be thoroughly cleaned and de-contaminated before it is removed from the area. 3. a work permit and JSA shall be issued by the designated responsible person to say that the area is safe and that the work requested may proceed.
4 A record shall be maintained at the Administration Office listing heavy motorised equipment. valid licence class. 3. 3. 3.10.5 All certified drivers shall carry their licence and certificate of competency on them while operating vehicles on mine property. authorised drivers..7 All plant and vehicles on site e. which the driver shall complete daily before using the vehicle. the authorised driver in addition to the above shall have completed a training course. front end loaders.ELEMENT 3: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT MOTORISED EQUIPMENT. 3. plant utility shall have a preuse inspection checklist. LICENSING 3. been tested and certified as competent for that equipment by the appointed person.10.1 No person shall drive any vehicle within the Mine property unless he is in possession of a valid licence as required by Ghanaian Law applicable to the class of vehicle concerned.10. 3. . These shall be checked by the Administration Manager or his Designate.2 All drivers of vehicles shall wear seat belts provided.10. etc. front-end loader.3 In case of heavy motorised equipment eg. CHECKLIST.10. fork lifts. 3.g.6 All contractors shall be checked for valid licences on employment on the lease. The driver is responsible to ensure that the passenger is also using the seat belt. This is the responsibility of the Supervisor in charge of the contract work.10. fork lift.10. date trained and certificate number.
Any vehicle found to be defective shall be taken out of service until repairs have been effected.8 All vehicles shall be numbered and be inspected weekly by the appointed person.The current checklist shall be available on each vehicle at all times.10. 3. 3.11 All employees and contractors shall be conversant with site driving rules. ELEMENT 3: ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT PORTABLE ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Definition .10. These inspections shall be recorded with a checklist. A fire extinguisher shall be part of each vehicle's equipment.
1991.5."Portable Electrical Equipment" is defined as electrical equipment which is intended to be moved while in operation or an appliance which can be moved from one place to another while connected to the supply. .3 The appointed electrician shall check each item against the checklist and sign for its condition and shall attach an appropriate inspection label with all relevant information. 3. This equipment is normally supplied by a 2 core and earth flexible cable through a 10/15 amp plug. 3.5 All portable electrical equipment shall be stored safely in such a manner as to prevent damage and unauthorised usage.11.11. 3.2 All portable electrical equipment shall be numbered individually and entered into a portable electrical equipment register. (Australian Standard 3000 . Details of any repairs carried out shall be listed. unless it is classed as double insulated. when a 2 core flexible cable is permissible. 3.4 Any equipment found to be defective shall be repaired before being allowed back into service.11. 3.11. 3.10).11. Section 0.11.1 Qualified competent electricians shall be appointed for the site to carry out three monthly examinations of all portable electrical equipment used.6 All portable equipment used by contractors on site shall be covered by the same standards and examined by a qualified Electrician before being used.
11.9 All portable lights shall be robustly constructed with an insulated handle and the lamp shall be protected against accidental contact (mesh guard).7 Temporary cable or spliced joints in flexible cords shall not be allowed on portable equipment. . Sections 0.95(a) and 7.10 All portable lights used in confined spaces.3.1). (Australian Standard 1991. 3. 3.11.5. 3. wet or damp conditions shall be protected by an earth leakage unit and the voltage shall not exceed 32 volts.11.4.8 All portable equipment shall be correctly earthed unless it has been classed as double insulated.11.
3.24).12. USE AND CHECK 3. If faulty.13. (Refer Mines Safety and Inspection Act.12. These areas shall be clearly identified and made known to employees.2 All earth leakage units protecting circuits on which portable electrical equipment is used shall be tested quarterly by a qualified electrician and recorded in the Electrical Record Book.1 All electrical apparatus shall be installed and maintained in such a manner as not to constitute a hazard and shall be protected in such a manner that no person can inadvertently come into contact with any live portion thereof.4 A portable earth leakage unit shall be available for use in areas where portable equipment is used and permanent earth leakage units are not installed or are out of order. the earth leakage device shall be replaced.ELEMENT 3: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT EARTH LEAKAGE RELAYS. Regulations of 1995. Any unit not operating correctly shall be replaced.3 Any unit on the 240 volt supply shall trip at 30 milli-amps.12. . Section 5.1 Electrical circuits (240 volt) shall be protected by approved earth leakage units which shall be numbered and recorded in a log book kept by the Electrical Supervisor.12. ELEMENT 3: GENERAL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND FLAME PROOFING 3. 3. 3.
3. Supervisor 3.13. cyanide storage tanks.13.4 No person other than an authorised person shall enter a place where electrical apparatus is installed unless all live conductors are insulated adequately or otherwise protected against inadvertent contact.13. Light switches shall be mounted external to these stores. .6 No person shall operate any machinery within a clearance of less than 10 metres from any overhead high voltage power lines unless written permission has been obtained from the H.5 No metal ladder or ladder with metal reinforced stiles shall be used when working on electrical apparatus.7 Only explosion protected equipment according to Australian Standard 3000 shall be installed in hazardous areas.3 Where a ring feed or the possibility of electrical back feed or stored electrical energy exists at any apparatus a prominent notice to that effect shall be displayed.13.2 Any place where electric apparatus is installed and which may constitute a danger to persons shall be: a) fenced off or enclosed effectively b) provided with notices at all entrances prohibiting unauthorised access c) kept closed and locked at all entrances if unattended by an authorised person to prevent unauthorised access. 3.V. flammable chemical stores. 3. The list shall include but not be limited to.13. 3. 3.13.
3.11 All main distribution panels or switchgear shall be identified and marked clearly on both the front and back of the panel or switchgear. 3. 3.3. 3.15 No equipment.13.13. unauthorised entry prohibited and have dry powder fire fighting extinguishers available both inside the substation and outside the main entrance. . Only appointed persons shall be allowed to operate switches. These inspections shall include earthing and polarity checks. 3.13. without the approval of the electrical supervisor.9 All distribution boards shall have a fascia plate fitted securely and each switch or circuit breaker shall be independently identified.13 Substations and switch rooms shall be examined regularly by the appointed electrician to ensure that operators can not come into contact with any electrical supply.8 Quarterly inspections of electrical installations/equipment shall be carried out by the appointed electrician. 3. 3.13. fire. No unauthorised person shall open any electrical equipment. electric shock.13. kept locked and have the required statutory notices mounted eg.13. (Tanker off-loading points shall be included). food or clothing shall be hung or stacked on any part of electrical machinery or equipment.10 The main isolation switch on distribution boards shall be able to be operated from outside the board when the board is locked.12 All substations shall be identified.13.13.14 No temporary installation shall be allowed.
digging or trenching is undertaken clearance shall be obtained from the Electrical Supervisor who will have the areas checked for underground electric cables before issuing an excavation permit. switch rooms or control rooms shall be kept free of dust and cleaned out regularly i. at least monthly.13.3..e. 3.18 No apprentice may work on any electrical equipment unless under the supervision of a qualified electrician.17 Before any excavation. The apprentice supervision guidelines are presented in the table over page. APPRENTICE SUPERVISION GUIDELINES APPRENTICE TYPE OF WORK (Year) 1st New Installations (not connected to electricity supply) 2nd 3rd 4th or Final 1st Alterations and Additions (existing installations) 2nd 3rd SUPERVISION REQUIRED Constant Constant/General General General Constant Constant Constant . 3.13.16 All electrical substations.13.
4th or Final 1st Maintenance of installations and equipment 2nd 3rd General Constant Constant General (under isolation permit system) 4th or Final 1st Workshop tasks 2nd 3rd 4th or Final 1st Live work (include live testing) 2nd 3rd 4th or Final 1st Isolation of installations and equipment 2nd 3rd 4th General Constant General General General Not permitted Not permitted Not permitted Constant Not permitted Not permitted Constant General .
1 Hand tools shall be kept in a good safe condition and neatly stored in racks or tool boxes.14.3 No explosive powered tools shall be permitted on site without authorisation from the registered manager. etc. Loose storage on floor is not permitted. 3. 3.ELEMENT 3: HAND TOOLS 3.14.2 All tools shall be stored so as to prevent damage to them and to people. No grinding wheel shall be operating a speed exceeding that recommended for the wheel.14. shall be allowed. 126.96.36.199 No burred punches or chisels. The guard shall move into position to cover the working area of wheel when not being used. A dull sound indicates a cracked wheel. 3.4 The handles of all tools shall be fitted and in good condition at all times. 3. 3.7 All grinding machines shall be provided with a substantial guard of sufficient strength to withstand the force of impact of a rupturing wheel. 188.8.131.52. .6 All grinding wheels shall have the recommended operating speed distinctly marked on them.8 All vitreously bonded grinding wheels shall be "rung" to ensure that a clear sound is obtained before the wheel is used.
4 All valves and controls shall be positioned so that they can be reached and operated with ease. The object is to reduce worker fatigue and stress. cupboards. chairs. as part of the planned inspection to systematically study the employee in relation to his work place and environment. (This applies to all desks.15. 3.ELEMENT 3: ERGONOMICS 3.7 All new installations shall be required to include the ergonomic relations of man/woman and the machine/equipment in the design stage .15.3 All broken or damaged furniture shall be repaired or removed and destroyed to prevent further usage.15. 3. lockers). stools.1 Ergonomic surveys shall be carried out annually by the safety committee. 3. etc.2 All furniture shall be suitably designed. the potential for injuries and to improve the productive efficiency of employees. constructed and maintained in a safe condition.15. tables.15. benches. 3.15. 3.5 All valves and controls which are out of normal reach shall have a suitable means of access provided and a safe working platform for the operators. crusher chutes.6 When operators have to work on machinery or apparatus in abnormal positions due to existing conditions or breakdowns suitable safe working platforms shall be provided eg. Further assessments shall be carried out monthly by site personnel. pipe installations.15. 3.
3.1. Section 4.6 All hard hats must be replaced after three years of date of manufacture.4 Entry onto the site shall be refused if hard hats are not worn by all persons wishing to enter.16. provided a written exemption has been obtained. 3.2 At all entrances to the plant a standard symbolic sign of circular design with a blue background and a white pictogram showing a hat shall be displayed. ELEMENT 3: HEAD PROTECTORS 3.5 Certain areas may at the discretion of the plant management be designated non hard hat areas eg. paint.16.16. workshops.8 Areas not complying with the above requirement shall be identified and discussed at the monthly plant safety meeting and commitment for action obtained. Regulations of 1995. unless they are entering a non hard hat area. drill holes. etc.16. an approved hard hat shall be worn by all plant and outside personnel when entering any areas of the lease except as allowed for under Mines Safety and Inspection Act.3.15. ELEMENT 3: EYE AND FACE PROTECTION . 3. 3.16.3 No person shall interfere with or alter the structure of any approved hard hat. 3.16.1 All areas of the lease that are designated "HARD HAT AREAS". e g.
cutting.6 Employees who wear glasses shall wear a suitable face shield over their normal glasses when working in designated areas.17. 3.3 Eye and face protection shall be worn when using cold chisels.17. grinding. ELEMENT 3: FOOTWEAR . Where electric arc-welding is carried out the operator and all assistants shall wear an approved full face shield with a green tinted front lens and clear safety glasses or Perspex lens at the rear. 3.2 These areas shall be depicted by a standard symbolic sign of circular design with a blue background and a white pictogram showing either a face shield or goggles. Welding shields shall not be used unless the clear lens is in position. Where oxygen acetylene welding or cutting is carried out the operator and all assistants shall wear approved tinted goggles.5 An air washed hood shall be used where sandblasting takes place.17. 3.17. Screens or barricades shall be placed around all areas where work is being carried out to prevent eye injury to any employee working in the vicinity or walking past the area. machining.3. welding.17. high pressure water or compressed air cleaning or handling any chemicals or working around or near any furnace or smelting process.1 Approved eye and face protection shall be provided and worn in designated areas on site conforming to Australian Standard 1337. Specially-hardened lenses are recommended for all personnel who wear glasses.4 3. 3.17.
1 All plant employees shall wear footwear in accordance with BS.3 Any person not complying with the footwear requirements shall be refused entry to site or office. EN or Australian Standard while working in the plant or mine. . 3.3 It is the employee's responsibility to ensure that all his/her protective clothing shall be kept in good and clean condition at all times. Any defective clothing is to be replaced immediately. thongs or any other unapproved footwear shall be worn at any time in the Administration office. No loose or tattered clothing shall be worn around any rotating machinery or drill rigs.18.1 All personnel who are required to operate in personal protective clothing designated areas shall be issued with the required protective clothing.18.19.19. 3. 3. 3.2 No person including contractor employees shall be allowed to operate in any designated area without wearing the required protective clothing.18.3. No sandals. ELEMENT 3: PROTECTIVE CLOTHING 3.2 All office staff and visitors shall wear substantial footwear that completely covers the feet.19.
.3.4 A record of personal protective clothing and equipment issues shall be maintained by the appointed person.19.
3 All respirators shall be kept clean and stored away from any contamination.20.ELEMENT 3: RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT 3. cyanidation circuits.5 No person shall be allowed to work in any designated area without the use of respiratory equipment. Particular attention shall be paid to such areas as reagent handling. Replacement cartridges shall be available at all times.20.20. spray painting and sandblasting.2 Areas requiring the use of respiratory equipment shall be designated by a standard symbolic sign of circular design with a blue background and a white pictogram showing a face mask.20.20.4 All emergency respirators shall be maintained in good and clean condition and stored in sealed plastic bags. mercury vapour or chemical fumes may be emitted (this includes engineering personnel).20. This equipment shall be installed so that it is accessible at all times and shall be checked weekly by the appointed person who shall record details of each inspection.1 Suitable respiratory equipment conforming to Australian Standard 1715 . 3. 3.6 All respiratory equipment used when working with cyanide shall be washed in a solution of 6% calcium or sodium hypochlorite at the end of each shift.20. 3.7 Records shall be kept by the Mill Superintendent of all persons receiving training in the use of respiratory equipment.1991. 3. 3. . shall be provided to and worn by personnel carrying out any work where any dust. 3.
As soon as practicable after the noise report has been prepared the Superintendent shall - a) communicate the contents of the noise report to all persons at the workplace. 3. Additional noise reports will have to be prepared where: a) there is an increase of 5 dB or more in the peak noise level or noise exposure received by a person at the workplace who was already receiving noise above the action level.1 An initial noise survey shall be conducted by the noise consultant.184.108.40.206 All emergency personnel shall be trained in self-contained breathing apparatus annually and certificates of competency be kept by the HSE Manager. ELEMENT 3: HEARING CONSERVATION Chirano Mine Site shall carry out a noise report relating to the workplace. . All areas identified as having a noise level of 85 dB(A) or above shall require hearing protection to be worn. b) at any time after 5 years from the date of the last noise report.
or b) limit the length of time any person receives noise. 3.21.1988 shall be provided and be worn by all employees required to work in noise designated areas.3 All designated areas as requiring hearing protection shall be demarcate by a mandatory symbolic sign of circular design with a blue background and a white pictogram showing ear muffs conspicuously placed at all entrances to the area.21. 3.6 The site Superintendent shall as far as practicable reduce the noise received by each person at the workplace who is receiving noise above the action level (that is. 140 dB(lin) for peak noise level and 85 dB(A) for noise exposure). Preference shall be given to engineering noise control however.21. All employees shall be trained in the use and correct fitting of hearing protection.5 In areas demarcated as 105 dB or more. 3. 3. . employees shall wear ear muffs (not plugs).2 Annual surveys of noise designated areas shall be carried out by the appointed contractor at the plant and open pit and written reports shall be submitted to plant and open pit management.21. 3.21.7 Where these standards place a duty on the Manager the Superintendent shall: a) provide a person with a personal hearing protector.Copies of this initial survey are required for audits. when this is not practicable exposure shall be reduced by limiting the length of time the person receives noise. 3.21.4 Suitable hearing protectors conforming to Australian Standard 1270 .
instruction and training regarding risks to hearing.8 metres.8 metres or for use with a life line where there is no risk of free fall. SAFETY HARNESS FOR CONFINED SPACES AND HAZARDOUS AREAS For use by persons working in confined spaces where there is a risk of being overcome by noxious gases and fumes or when working in bins. vessels and the like where there is a danger of falling or immersion in the material being handled.then that Superintendent shall ensure that the person is provided with the appropriate information. ELEMENT 3: SAFETY BELT/HARNESS/LIFE LINES & BELTS DEFINITIONS GENERAL PURPOSE SAFETY HARNESS For general use where there is a risk of falling and where there is a suitable anchorage for attachment of a safety line to limit the wearer's possible free fall to 1. and the use and maintenance of personal hearing protectors. . steps to be taken to reduce these risks. It is designed for use with a safety line where the limit of free fall will not exceed 1.
LIFE BELTS These are specially designed solid foam rings which will float on water and support the body mass of two persons.22.1 Only approved safety harnesses or life lines conforming to Australian Standard 2626 1995 shall be available and used by all employees who are required to work in any of the following situations: a) Any position where there is a risk of a person falling further than 2 metres not a working platform or walkway fitted with guardrails which is b) Any situation which is deemed dangerous by the supervisor or management consideration to the particular circumstances of the work place giving . LIFE LINES Are a length of suitable rope secured to life belts and safety belts to enable employees to be pulled out of either a confined area or water in the event of an emergency. Employees can then secure the safety belt attachment to this anchor line. 3. Attachment lines must be capable of supporting seven times the body mass in the event of a fall and must be at least one metre above the working position.ATTACHMENT LINE Is either a steel or nylon rope attached under tension between two solid anchor points. This must be used when no immediate anchor points are available above the working position.
vats.3 Safety harnesses shall be attached so as to minimise the distance of fall in the event of an accident. 3. 3. storage tanks. rigger) carrying out the inspections shall keep a written record of inspection dates and all defects found in a log book provided. sewers. etc. life line shall be used. etc.5 Safety harness attachment lines shall be installed if there is no suitable structure for their attachments on roofs. etc. abrasion and any other defects which may affect the strength of the harness. ore bins. boilers. Wherever possible the restraining line or anchor point shall be secured at a point at least 1 metre higher than the worker and attached to a solid anchor point. mills.2 A life belt and life line shall be easily available for rescue purposes where large areas of water have a depth exceeding one metre are stored eg. broken threads. 220.127.116.11 All safety harnesses. etc.c) For any work inside tanks.8 Safety harnesses shall be inspected quarterly by a competent person to ensure that they are free from cuts. 3. These inspections shall be carried out in accordance with .22. life and attachment lines shall be identified with a clearly visible number. dams.6 Safety harness attachment lines shall be separate from any lines for bosun's chairs or suspended work platforms. 3. attachments 3. 18.104.22.168.4 Anchorage points to which restraining lines are secured shall be of strength at least equivalent to that of the safety harness assembly. The competent person (eg.22. tanks. These shall be protected from the elements. sumps.
9 Any safety harness which is found to be defective in any way. fumes.12 The restraining lines should be neatly coiled and the coils bound together at four points and hung up on suitable hooks.14 Over and above induction training given on site on-the-job training shall be given to each employee required to wear a safety harness by his supervisor. ELEMENT 3: HAND PROTECTION .e. the exterior coating of lubricant should be renewed if it has lost its protective qualities..10 Safety harnesses and accessories shall be stored at moderate temperatures in a suitable place which has a dry atmosphere away from direct sunlight and is free from harmful contaminants (i. 3. pre-use physical checks and correct securing techniques.22.22. acids.11 Safety harnesses and accessories shall be hung up in selected areas so that they are easily available for use and inspections at all times 3.22. adjustment. Records of training received shall be maintained by the supervisors. 3.Selection.22. Use and Maintenance (Appendix A). shall be withdrawn from service immediately and rendered unusable until it has been repaired. Steel wire ropes and chains shall be hung up so that air can circulate around them. The training shall include the correct method for fitting.13 When steel ropes are stored or suspended in fixed positions for more than two months.1995 "Industrial Safety Belt and Harness .22. 3.Australian Standard 2626 . 3. etc).22. 3.
23. 3.4 Employees shall receive basic induction training on the symbolic signs.24. MECHANICAL. Regulations of 1995.2 Where employees are required to work with a hazardous substance hand protection as specified in the material safety data sheet shall be worn. switch rooms. .24.17). Section 5.3 Appropriate hand protection for operations that are considered to be potentially hazardous shall be identified in safe working procedures and accepted best methods. 3. ELECTRICAL.3 At the entrance to the site a visible display board shall be erected to inform employees and visitors of the symbolic signs used and their descriptive meaning.1 All areas where symbolic signs are required shall conform to Australian Standard 1319 1983.24. ELEMENT 3: NOTICES AND SIGNS.5 All substations.1 Hand protection of the type approved by the management shall be issued and worn by all employees required to work with any hazardous substance or operation. 3.24.23. 3.23. ETC. transformer houses.3.2 These signs shall be suitably displayed and be clean and legible at all times 3. etc. shall display the statutory notices as required by the Mines Safety and Inspection Act. pipe colour codes and general colour codes used throughout the site.24. 3. 3.
6 All orders for special signs other than the standard shall be checked and approved by the HODs before orders are placed. . 3. Usage of signs should be effectively and economically controlled.3.7 All old and non-standard signs shall be removed.24.24.
CO2 fire extinguishers MUST NOT be in areas where cyanide may be present.4 Sufficient fire extinguisher banks shall be placed at strategic points identified and be accessible and visible at all times. This equipment shall be equipped with: 1 An updated plan of the plant 1 Set of emergency procedures 2 Fire helmets .1. 4. A follow-up survey shall be completed at least every five years.1 An initial survey to determine all fire risks within the plant.1.1. 4.1.1. laboratory. 4. 4.5 A Fire Trailer / Tender shall be maintained for fire and or emergency use and stored in the Administration area and Mine Village.2 Sufficient fire extinguishers and ancillary equipment shall be provided to deal with the various types of fire hazards within each plant and laboratory.3 Dry chemical powder fire extinguishers shall be used at all risk areas identified in the initial survey with the exception that CO2 extinguishers shall be provided in locations where sensitive electrical equipment is used and where the powder can cause extensive delays in bringing equipment back on line. workshops and offices shall be arranged by the Fire Co-ordinator in consultation with the Local Fire Department and the Insurance Assessors.ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION FIRE EXTINGUISHING EQUIPMENT 4.
2 Fire jackets 2 Fire hoses 30m x 38mm 1 Foam branch pick-up tube 2 20 litres AFFF foam 1 1.8m x 1.2m fire blankets 2 Pairs chemical resistant coveralls 3 Pairs leather gloves 3 Pairs long rubber gloves 3 Heat resistant face shields 1 Pinch bar 2 Shovels 1 Axe 1 Pair bolts cutters 2 Safety harnesses and lanyards These shall be inspected monthly by an appointed person and details of the inspection logged. ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION .
2.1 All fire emergency equipment shall be clearly and uniformly demarcated and identified.2 Where equipment is not clearly visible.1 All fire-fighting equipment shall be numbered (backing board for extinguishers and hoses) and logged in a record book.2. LOCATIONS MARKED. FLOOR CLEAR 4.2. 4.3. ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT 4. symbolic signs shall be so positioned that they can be seen from all approaches to the work place and so that they cannot be obstructed by other items. 4.3 All extinguishers shall be mounted so that the top of the extinguisher is not more than 1. A triangular wall plate shall be positioned above the extinguisher no less than 2 metres from the floor. and shall consist of a coloured circle indicating the type of extinguisher.4 The area below fire emergency equipment shall be where practicable demarcated with a yellow painted area minimum size 500 x 500mm or by a 100mm yellow demarcation line (indicating no stacking) and shall be kept clear at all times.2 metres from the floor and the bottom is not less than 100mm off the floor.2. A suitably trained person shall be appointed in writing to . All signs shall be maintained in good legible condition at all times. 4.
4. This report shall be examined and signed monthly by the HSE Manager. 4.5 All types of extinguishers shall be replaced immediately if used or found to have been tampered with or faulty. 4.2 All hoses shall be unrolled and checked at least quarterly by the appointed person.examine the fire-fighting equipment at least monthly and to record the results in the record book. ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION STORAGE OF FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL 4.3 Emergency fire equipment shall not be used for any other purpose. Take to HSE Dept for replacement.1 The storage of all flammables and other dangerous goods shall be strictly controlled and kept separate from each other.6 The service date and pressure test date shall be legible on all extinguishers.4 All stored-pressure extinguishers shall be serviced when the pressure gauge shows RED. 22.214.171.124.4. 4.3. These dates shall not be altered or tampered with by personnel.3. .
4.7 There shall be "NO SMOKING.4.5 All electrical fittings in flammable stores shall be of the explosion protection type.4. 4.2 Stores shall be constructed of non-flammable material and shall have a pair of ventilation ports covered with a non corrodible mesh one immediately below the ceiling level and the other above the bund wall height to prevent the accumulation of any fumes.9 No paint or flammable liquid shall be stored in any other place other than those listed above. eg.1991. A fire extinguisher shall be placed no more than 15 metres from these stores and shall not be in the store itself. 4. Control should be by a compound or the equivalent. are stored or decanted the racks shall be effectively earth bonded and rip trays shall be provided. NO IGNITION SOURCES" signs and symbolic signs on the outside of all flammable stores.4.4 Where volatile liquids with low flash points eg. and comply with Australian Standard 3000 . 4. kerosene etc. The floors shall be kept clean and free from spillage. 4. via drainage channels to a separate compound or drainage tank.4. 4.e.4..4. one tin per type up to a maximum of eight tins in use shall be kept in a lockable steel cupboard suitable designated as a paint cupboard which shall have the necessary symbolic signs visible on the door.4. petrol.6 All stores shall be kept locked but the keys shall be available from the person responsible for the store at all times.3 Provision shall be made to control any leakage or spillage. 4. 4.8 Small quantities of paint i. .4.
5. .5. 4. 4.4. These alarms shall have distinctive sounds to distinguish them from any other alarms in the vicinity. 4.5. Their location shall be clearly identified.10 All new flammable stores shall be designated to comply with the Dangerous Goods Regulation.4.4.1 Alarm systems shall be installed so that they are audible in all areas to inform personnel of any emergency situation.2 If the installed systems are electrically or compressed air operated alternate back up systems shall be provided which do not rely on a power supply.3 All employees shall be taught at induction and be familiar with the sound and signals of the alarm system. 1992 and the local fire department requirements.11 All fuel combustion safeguard/interlocks shall be tested annually by the appointed person on the following equipment: a) Carbon regeneration kiln ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION ALARM SYSTEM 4.
6.6. . ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING DRILL AND INSTRUCTIONS 4.1 An evacuation drill shall be carried out once every six months where practicable.5.4. 4. The supervisors shall be responsible to ensure that all employees in their section know the location of the assembly point.6. 4.2 All emergency exits in the buildings shall be clearly marked for evacuation purposes and all doors designated as exits shall open outwards. They shall also be trained on the contents of the emergency procedures applicable to the plant.4 All employees shall be trained in the use of fire extinguishers annually. Records of such tests with the employees name shall be kept by the supervisor of each area.4 Each area shall have an easily recognised assembly muster point outside of any building for emergency use. In areas where this is not practical employees shall be questioned as to their knowledge of the emergency drill and signals every three months.6.5.3 All employees shall receive adequate practical training in the use of emergency equipment and the fire trailer and a practice session using the equipment shall be carried out six monthly. 4. Employees shall report to their assembly point and shall be checked out against the attendance record in the event of an emergency.5 All alarm systems shall be checked every Saturday at 10:00am precisely and any defects shall be reported and repaired immediately. 4.
7.1 A system of entry and exit control for persons and vehicles shall be in operation.2 All security fences shall be inspected daily by the appointed person. No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs or without the required protective clothing shall be allowed entry to the plant.ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION SECURITY SYSTEM 4. These areas shall be included in lighting surveys. ELEMENT 4: FIRE PROTECTION AND PREVENTION EMERGENCY PLANNING .7. 4. All floodlighting and security lights shall be maintained in good order at all times.
4. 4.4.1 The Safety Superintendent shall keep and update a central register recording all injuries that occur on site. He shall submit notification of all Reportable Incidents to the District and Chief Inspector of Mines 5.8.1 Emergency plans shall be available on site which will outline procedures to control a cyanide release.1.2 The site shall display at a visible place at its entrance a plan of the area which identifies all emergency shut off valves and controls and all fire fighting equipment. This plan shall be updated annually.3 The services of outside departments may be required to assist with any emergency and these shall be co-ordinated by the Emergency Controller as per the emergency procedures.8. other chemical spill. ELEMENT 5: INCIDENT / INJURY RECORDING AND INVESTIGATION OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND DISEASE RECORD REGISTER & ACCIDENT REPORTING 5.1.4 The emergency procedures shall contain an emergency call-out list which shall be checked and updated every quarter by the HSE Manager. . bomb threats and major accidents. 4. recording all injuries.8.2 The HSE Manager shall ensure that an accident record book is kept at the mine. fire.8.
visitors).1.1 All injuries shall be thoroughly investigated without delay by the immediate supervisor of the area where the incident occurred.4 The First Aid Attendant (Company or Contractor) shall report all injuries involving nonmine employees (e. contractors. and ensure that the particulars of the occurrence are recorded in the record book.126.96.36.199.3 The record book shall be easily available to all Supervisors who shall ensure that all injuries including minor cases occurring in their area of responsibility are recorded without delay. to the responsible person.. from all witnesses and persons involved. 5. the General Manager shall notify the District and Chief Inspector of Mines 5. Remedial action shall be taken immediately to remove the cause of the injury and to prevent a re-occurrence. including the injured.6 The Manager or electrical supervisor shall notify Electricity Company of Ghana of any electrical accident irrespective of its seriousness and shall ensure that the particulars of the accident are recorded in the electrical record book. 5.g.1. ELEMENT 5: INCIDENT / INJURY RECORDING AND INVESTIGATION INJURY REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION (INTERNAL) 5.2. Written statements shall be taken when necessary. 5.7 The Manager shall notify the District Inspector of Mines in the event of an outbreak of fire or a compressed air receiver rupturing. .5 In the event of a "serious injury" as defined in the Mines Regulations of 1970. as soon as possible after the injury.
8 A written report of the injury findings shall be appended to the normal investigation form.2. The investigation team shall include all witnesses. operations.5 The form is then sent to the appropriate Section Manager for comment. etc) shall confirm the immediate and basic causes of the accident and formulate an effective action plan to prevent a re-occurrence. g.2.6 For all disabling injuries.9 The Manager shall organise any legal inquiry required by the District Inspector of Mines. the Shift Supervisor and Safety Representative for the area where the injury occurred. and any documentation required.2. 5. a normal inquiry shall be chaired by the HOD. safety representative. 5. one person from engineering.2. 5.7 5.2. . etc.2.2. a lost shift or a fracture. the accident/investigation report form shall be completed by the supervisor giving all the required information.4 The Safety Superintendent in consultation with the immediate supervisor and other personnel as deemed appropriate (eg. 5. e. drawings. 5. 5. plans.3 The form shall then be routed to appropriate levels of supervision for scrutiny comment and approval.2. g. e.Note: The submission of the report shall not be delayed due to statements from the injured being unavailable. Note: Serious incidents shall also be investigated in this manner. 5.2 Immediately after the investigation.
3.3.2 Immediately after the investigation. .ELEMENT 5: INCIDENT / INJURY RECORDING AND INVESTIGATION INTERNAL INCIDENT. and serious production losses shall be thoroughly investigated to establish the immediate and basic causes and to formulate an effective remedial action plan to prevent a re-occurrence. labour and production losses.1 All serious or repetitive damage to equipment and property.3. giving all the required information. who shall communicate any added comments to persons involved. 5. including the cost of spares.3 The report shall then be routed to appropriate levels of supervision for scrutiny. PROPERTY DAMAGE AND PRODUCTION LOSS REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION 5. the report shall be filed and a copy returned to the originator. 5.3. 5. a report shall be completed. comment and approval.3. 5. A followup inspection shall be conducted by the Safety Superintendent to ensure that all agreed preventative action has been taken and the report signed accordingly.4 The HSE Manager shall authorise the report before sending it to the General Manager within seven days of the occurrence of the incident.5 On return to the HSE Manager.
.7 Information pertaining to major losses shall be communicated to other sites where similar occurrences may occur.3. 188.8.131.52 The damage recorded and action to prevent a re-occurrence shall be discussed at the monthly safety meetings by all supervisors.
sliding glass doors. artificial lighting fittings.2.1 All windows. fume cupboards etc. AREA LUX LEVELS High precision machine operation and precision inspection .ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING GOOD LIGHTING.4 The following list presents minimum light requirements for all plants. NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL 2. shall be fitted with safety glass. 2. roof lights and fan lights shall be kept clean and free from obstructions.tolerance down to 125 microns 400 .2. (Australian Standard 1680 parts 1 and 2). These areas shall be identified from both sides with a reflective decal. day and night.tolerance below 25 micron 600 1200 Precision machine operation and inspection . 2. office doors.3 Large glassed areas.2.2 All broken windowpanes shall be replaced or completely removed to avoid possible injuries 2. laboratories and workshops.2.tolerance down to 25 micron .
General machine work - tolerance generally above 750 micron 160
First Aid centres
Crib rooms / control rooms
General office work (tasks involving typing, drawing, reading, etc)320
Stores and storage areas - dead storage - live storage 80 160
Laboratories - sample preparation - analytical work 400 600
Conveyors, crushers and screens
Walkways, passages, stairways
Sub-stations - general - control panel / switchboard 160 400
Care shall be taken with the installation of fluorescent light fittings in areas where rotating machinery operates due to stroboscopic effects. Ideally a combination of fluorescent and incandescent lighting shall be used. This is compulsory where precision machine operations take place.
Electrical light globes or fluorescent light fittings shall be spaced in such a way that they provide maximum effectiveness - No dark spots are allowed. Faulty or fused globes or tubes shall be replaced immediately. All globes and fittings shall be kept clean at all times.
Any overhead lighting is to be maintained by suitably qualified persons. An annual light survey shall be carried out by a competent person or contractor who shall submit a written report to the Registered Manager. This survey shall be carried out at each night and lux readings recorded for each area.
fumes.3. b) Where acid fumes or toxic chemicals are liberated into the air.2 All ventilation inlet openings shall be covered with a mesh grid and shall be free from obstruction at all times. 2. . c) In specially constructed spray bays.1 In all areas where dust. 2.ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING VENTILATION . air channels and fans or other adequate means for removing the unwanted elements. smoke or offensive gases arise there shall be installed and maintained in good working order sufficient hoods. 2. if totally enclosed.3.3 Extraction systems shall be provided in buildings without natural ventilation.NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL 2.3.3. (Spraying is not allowed in a normal workshop environment).4 In the following areas individual extraction systems shall be provided: a) Cutting and welding benches in workshops. d) In sandblasting areas.
2. . The Manager shall ensure that the records of dust and toxic sampling are kept. 2.5 All areas where dust accumulates e. the Superintendent shall ensure that dust and toxic gases in the workplace are sampled and recorded on the following basis: a) b) c) d) HCN: at least three times per day NH3 : at least once per week (where applicable) SO2 : at least monthly Dust: at least quarterly 2.g.3.3. No cleaning with compressed air is allowed unless exemption has been obtained from the Area Superintendent.3.7 Records of dust and toxic gas sampling shall be kept in the Record Book. crusher area shall be watered down and cleaned up regularly to prevent dust being picked up by the normal air circulation.6 In addition to their other duties.
2.4.1 Sufficient toilets and change houses shall be provided to cater for all employees in a plant. 2.7 The control of flies and vermin both inside the building and the surrounding outside area shall be carried out regularly. .4.3 New toilets and change houses shall be designed with a sloping floor which is connected to a drain to facilitate easy washing down by the cleaner.4.5 A potable water connection shall be provided for use at toilets and change houses to facilitate the washing and cleaning daily. These shall be adequately ventilated. toilets. 2.4. kitchens and eating areas at least monthly and submit a checklist report on the prescribed form to the Superintendent after each inspection.4. laboratory or office areas.ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING PLANT HYGIENE FACILITIES 2. 2.2 The appointed hygiene officer shall carry out regular inspections of all change houses.4. 2. disinfected daily and kept in a clean condition.4. 2.6 Sufficient showers and wash basins shall be provided in every change room.4 The inside of the toilets and change houses shall be painted with a suitable waterproof paint and the walls of all showers tiled.
10 No chemicals.4. 2. 2. flammable or hazardous substances shall be stored in eating areas.11 Where water unsafe for drinking purposes is provided for use for industrial purposes or for fire protection.4.8 All clothing shall be hung in the lockers provided. 184.108.40.206. . conspicuous notices shall be posted at points of supply clearly marked "Unfit for Drinking" or words to that effect.9 All eating areas shall be kept clean and disinfected daily. Rubbish bins with lids shall be provided. No food shall be stored in toolboxes. clothing lockers. etc.
AIR.ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING POLLUTION . (Refer Environmental Department).5.1 An initial study shall be made by CGML Environmental Department or a Contractor to identify any potential source of pollution within the site. 2.2 All areas identified as potential sources of pollution shall have written controls available to prevent any adverse effects on the health of the persons in the environment or the ecology of the surrounding areas.3 The disposal of any hazardous substances and their containers or bottles shall be strictly controlled and measures shall be taken to neutralise any such substances before disposal. An annual revision to update the position shall be carried out by the Environmental Department.5. Disposal of the following hazardous substances must be given attention: Used oil Used grease Empty chemical containers Explosives Fluorescent tubes Bio-hazardous material . GROUND AND WATER 2. 2.5.
5 All drains for effluent and storm water shall be kept clean and free from obstructions which otherwise will create breeding grounds for insects.6 Drainage and storm water on tailings dams shall be strictly controlled as per Safe Design and Operating Standards for Tailings Storage. can escape into the ground thus causing contamination. 2. shall be examined and controlled to ensure that as far as practicable pollution is eliminated. gas fumes or dust are emitted. no entry and poisonous water shall be displayed at strategic points around the whole perimeter of such areas. 2. drainage etc.7 Areas surrounding tailings dams shall be monitored regularly (checklist to be completed monthly) to ensure that no chemically polluted water can gain access into the normal drainage systems. 2. 2.5. Symbolic signboards warning of hazardous substance.8 Areas around oil stores shall be so designed that no oil spillage.5.5.4 All areas where smoke. Tyres Rechargeable batteries 2.5. .5.
6.1 All sealed floor areas in the plant.6.e. ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING . 2.6 All demarcated areas shall be controlled by the responsible person to ensure that they are used correctly at all times i. walkways kept clear. 2.5 Demarcation lines shall be legible and maintained to ensure their visibility at all times 2.2 Demarcation lines shall be yellow. 2.3 All demarcation lines shall be 100 mm wide.6. workshops.ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING AISLES AND STORAGE DEMARCATED 2.6. stores and laboratories shall be demarcated to show walkways and stacking areas to enable practical operations in each area and to clearly identify these areas.6.4 When planning demarcation lines consideration shall be given to vehicle distances and to the maximum space required for working or stacking of materials.6. no stacking in unauthorised areas. 2.
lockers etc. using white letters on blue background.e. various chemicals etc. cabinets.7. 2. toolboxes. cement.2 Suitable safe access shall be provided to racks as required.7.4 All material in or on racks shall be identified so that it can be easily seen. End barriers shall be provided for all racks and shelving. The height of all stacks shall not be more than 1½ times it's width at the narrowest part. with a maximum height of 2m.7. The maximum safe load design for the racks shall be displayed using white letters on blue background. fork lift is required to transport stacked material racks shall be suitably spaced to allow manageability of the vehicle concerned.6 There shall be no stacking on windowsills.8 Racks shall be provided for tools and brooms in all areas.7 All bag stacking i. .5 Pipe and steel storage racks shall have end protection screens. All pallets shall be maintained in a good state of repair.7. 2.7.3 If a vehicle e. 2.7. Maximum and minimum stock levels shall also be displayed. shall be bonded and on suitable pallets to prevent bags from becoming wet or being damaged.1 Racks for stacking and storing shall be designed to accommodate the load of the materials being stacked. GOOD STACKING AND STORAGE PRACTICES 2. No wooden racks or pallets shall be allowed where flammable materials are stored 2. 2. 2.g.7.7. lime. 2. demarcated with yellow and black chevrons.
fitted with explosion proof electrical fittings.1 A maximum speed limit of 40 km/hr shall apply at all approach roads. cable drums.11 Any item which cannot be comfortably lifted by one person shall not be stored higher than 1m from the floor unless it is placed in or removed from position using mechanical lifting equipment. No material shall be stored with an oxidant for that material.8. ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING PLANTS. the maximum speed limit shall not exceed 10km/hr.7. ROADWAY AND PARKING AREAS 2. 220.127.116.11. YARD.7.12 All flammable and explosive materials shall be stored in a fire-resistant facility.9 Stacking and storage shall only be allowed in clearly demarcated areas. Some areas shall be restricted to less than 20 km/hr at the discretion of the General Manager. Those areas shall be individually identified. 2.2 The appropriate speed restriction signs (40 km/hr) shall be displayed at the approach roads and at all entrances. 2. 2.10 Where drums or round material is stacked suitable chock blocks or wedges shall be used to stop the material rolling e. . The maximum speed limit on haul roads shall not exceed 60km/hr.g.2. oil drums etc. Within the plant boundary areas.
cable racks etc.8.8. pipelines.8 Sufficient stacking and storage facilities shall be provided and identified for each material stored. 2.3 Parking areas (preferably reverse parking) shall be properly maintained.8. 2. 2. 2.8.10 Long grass or weeds shall be controlled to prevent fire hazards. 2. 2.7 Scrap material areas shall be identified and kept tidy.9 The areas around all boundary or security fences shall be kept clear of both grass and stacked items for a minimum distance of 2 metres on either side with the exception of any vegetation planted for security reasons. cross-over roadways maximum height restriction signs shall be visibly displayed.8.6 All yard and plant areas shall be kept clean and clear of all superfluous material.5 At all points where conveyors. A scrap removal control system shall be drawn up by the HODs to cater for the Mines needs. ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING .4 All road surfaces shall be maintained in a good state of repair.8. demarcated and kept clean.8.2. 2.8.
2 All rubbish bins inside buildings shall be fitted with lids which shall be in position at all times.9.9.7 At all scrap stacking or removal areas sufficient access ways shall be provided for vehicles and these shall be kept clear at all times.9.9. 2. 2. 2.9. These shall be painted black with a 200mm yellow band around the middle and placed in clearly demarcated areas. 2. SCRAP AND REFUSE REMOVAL SYSTEM 2.3 Separate bins shall be provided for oily waste or other materials which could ignite spontaneously.9.5 A regular removal system for scrap and rubbish shall be initiated which complies with the security restrictions for each area.6 Where bays or yards are provided for scrap material these shall be individually identified and kept clean and tidy. 2. ELEMENT 2: PREMISES AND HOUSEKEEPING .1 Sufficient rubbish bins shall be provided and located to suit the needs of each area.9.4 All bins shall be emptied at regular intervals or when full. These shall be made of metal and be fitted with a metal lid and identified with a 200mm red band around the middle. 2.
1 All exposed moving machine parts and ancillary equipment within normal reach shall be completely guarded or securely fenced to prevent injury to employees. All bolts shall be in place. .3 All master valves must be clearly identified with a sign consisting of white letters on a green background reading "isolation point".2 Keyboards to identify the basic colours.2 No person shall remove the guards from any equipment while that equipment is in motion and has not been isolated and tagged out for any purpose.10.10. 3. 3. COLOUR CODING.1 Uniform colour coding shall be used within all areas of the plant.18.104.22.168 All guards shall be replaced securely after any work has been carried out and before the equipment is started up. ELEMENT 3: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT MACHINE GUARDING 3. 2. PLANT AND PIPELINES 2.2. 2. pipeline contents and symbolic signs shall be prominently displayed at strategic positions within the plant.
2. . any change of direction of a conveyor path.2. 3.2..7 No guard shall be altered or interfered with. 3.2. d) All transmission belt drives. without the approval of the Superintendent.5 Where it is impracticable to guard all areas of machines.3. shafts.6 No person shall be permitted to work inside a fenced or barricaded area unless the area has been deemed to be safe or the machinery has been isolated and tagged out.e.4 The following areas shall be guarded: a) All nip points of conveyors or equipment i. couplings.8 Any area found to be unsafe shall be barricaded off immediately or the equipment stopped. 3. suitably constructed permanent fences or barricades shall be installed to prevent access by persons to any moving part.2. 3. "Safeguarding of Machinery Part 1: General Principles".1-1992. etc. 3.2.9 Guards should be positioned in accordance with Appendix A of Australian Standard 4024. c) Any shaft protruding further than 30mm shall be capped or completely enclosed. isolated and tagged out until it is made safe. b) All revolving parts of machines.
unless the employer has determined. and d) where it is not practicable to carry out cleaning or maintenance with the plant stopped operational controls that permit controlled movement of the plant are fitted. that a proposed change in use does not present an increased risk of exposure to any hazard. cleaning or repair. lockout or isolation devices. . and a competent has assessed.ELEMENT 3: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT ISOLATION AND TAG-OUT PROCEDURES 3. other control measures approved by the Mines Inspector. ii. iii. alteration or use of plant which is capable of making the plant hazardous or a greater hazard.1 An employer must ensure that: a) plant at the mine is used only for the purpose for which it as designed. permit-to-work systems.3. c) subject to paragraph d) where access to plant is required for the purpose of maintenance. the plant is stopped and one or more of the following are used to reduce the risks of exposure to any hazards - i. b) measures are provided to prevent (as far as practicable) unauthorised interference.
6 Danger Tags may be obtained from supervisors.3.8 Non-laminated Personal Danger Tags must always be destroyed after use. 3.3.5 “Danger Out of Service Tags” may be attached to equipment by any person with a reasonable cause provided their supervisor is notified so that the correct isolation procedures can be effected and a Danger Out of Service Tag placed on the main isolating switch.3 Equipment shall have been isolated at the main isolating switch and tagged with an Out of Service Tag prior to attaching a Personal Danger Tag.3.2 Under no circumstances shall valves. plant or any equipment be manipulated.3.7 The person's name must be clearly printed on the tag as well as the company of a contractor and the Department/Section. Date and Time.3. when the work is completed they are individually responsible for removing their tags. 3. Equipment Number/Switch/Valve.3. . Ensure that the key is removed from the lock and carried on your person.3. 3. energised or operated which have "Danger Out of Service" or "Personal Danger" Tags attached. 3.4 When two or more employees are working on the same job each employee must individually attach their own Personal Danger Tags to the main isolating switches or valves and.3. Then the tag must be securely fastened to the main isolating switches or valves etc. switches.3. 3. 3.9 When using locks Personal Danger Tags and Danger Out of Service Tags must still be used. 3.
2 All distribution boards and control switches shall be identified to enable persons to see what equipment each switch controls.4. area controlled. .4. same number on unit and switchgear.1 All main isolators for electrical switchgears shall be identified individually. The valves shall be checked monthly by the appointed person who shall record the details of each inspection in the register.4. Any such occurrence shall be treated as a serious breach of safety regulations and the appropriate disciplinary action shall be taken. 3. 3..3 All local switches and starters shall be identified with a number which corresponds to the respective unit it operates i..4 All electrical switchgear shall be identified by the correct symbolic sign i.e.10 Under no circumstances will any authorisation for removal of Personal Danger Tags be given by telephone.e. The labels shall be constructed of a steel plate with a green reflective background and white 50 mm lettering.5 All master control valves (a valve which isolates incoming services to the plant or a section) shall be clearly identified and be easily accessible.4. ISOLATORS AND VALVES 3. yellow triangle with black border and lightning fork pictogram. 3.3. ELEMENT 3: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT LABELLING OF SWITCHES. A register detailing the valve numbers. area located and whether open or closed and locked shall be maintained.4. 3.3.
4.4.7 All main distribution panels and switchgear shall be identified and marked clearly in both the front and back of the panel or switchgear. .6 A scale plan showing the location of all master controls shall be displayed at each control room.3. 3.
Construction & Installation. or have damaged stiles or damaged or missing rungs. screws.Metal 1992: Portable Ladders .5.5. Any portable ladder found to be unsafe shall be taken out of use immediately and destroyed if beyond repair.. SCAFFOLDING 3. No ladder shall have rungs fastened to stiles only by means of nails.AS 1892 (1) . spikes etc. 3.Timber 1992: Fixed Platforms. 3.5. 3.4 When in use the base of the ladder must be at one quarter of its height away from the support structure i.AS 1892 (2) .3 All portable ladders shall be fitted with non-skid devices at the bottom ends of the stiles. STAIRS. Stairways and Ladders – Design.AS 1657 - 1986: Portable Ladders .ELEMENT 3: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT LADDERS. Walkways.e. All portable ladders shall be inspected 3-monthly and fixed ladders inspected annually by the designated person.2 They shall be individually numbered so that the number is easily visible and shall be recorded in a register.1 All portable ladders and permanent fixed vertical ladders shall comply with the following Australian Standards: . WALKWAYS. .5. have a maximum angle in inclination to the horizontal level of 75 degrees.
.5.6 Wooden ladders shall not be painted or used as scaffolding.5. 22.214.171.124 All elevated fixed platforms and stairway landings shall be fitted with a kickboard toe or fender board that extends to a vertical height of not less than 100mm from the surface of the platform.9 All contractors' ladders and scaffolding shall comply with the above requirements. 3.5. 3. (Australian 3.12 Stairways which have 3 or more risers shall have a secure handrail installed and be maintained free of rough or sharp edges.3.5.8 All portable ladders shall be stored on edge in racks preferably under cover Standard 1892 (4) (INT). 3. Where safety chains are used as barriers these shall be kept in position at all times.5 Fixed ladders found to be unsafe shall be barricaded off and have a no entry sign fitted (hazard tape not acceptable).10 All walkways and stairwells shall be kept clear of superfluous material and maintained in good condition.5.7 Portable metal ladders and wire reinforced ladders shall not be used for electrical work or where they may come into contact with electrical conductors.5. 3. 3.
3.16 All fixed ladders higher than 2 metres shall be fitted with back support hoops conforming to Section 5.6.18 Erection and use of scaffolding shall comply with Mines Safety and Inspection Act.3 of Australian Standard 1657 .22. Regulations of 1995. .4.1992.5. step installations or scaffolding shall be so constructed that they are safe and secure at all times. 3. 3.5.5 of Australian Standard 1657 .13 All guards. 3. 3.1992. Section 4.1 and 4.5. 3.7 of Australian Standard 1657 .5.5.17 All ladders.14 Guard railing shall be positioned in accordance with Sections 3. Corrosion resistant rails shall be used in corrosive atmospheres. handrails and fences shall be of substantial construction and kept in good order and safe condition.15 All stairs shall be of uniform step height and shall conform to Section 4. 3.1992.5.19 Persons erecting scaffolding over or intending to be over 4 metres high shall hold a certificate on competency as a scaffolder.5. 3.5.20 The scaffolding shall be checked and the relevant log book completed and signed by the designated person on a weekly basis and immediately after inclement weather as long as it is in use.