GUIDELINE FOR THE COMPILATION OF A MANDATORY CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF FLAMMABLE GAS EXPLOSIONS IN MINES OTHER THAN COAL MINES

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GUIDELINE FOR THE COMPILATION OF A MANDATORY CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE PREVENTION OF FLAMMABLE GAS EXPLOSIONS IN MINES OTHER THAN COAL MINES

Notice Title: Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for the Prevention of Flammable Gas Explosions in Mines other than Coal Mines
Government Gazette Notice: GN 326 in GG 44427 of 9 April 2021
Effective date: 1 May 2021

The Chief Inspector of Mines issued a revised Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice (“COP“) for the prevention of flammable gas explosions in mines other than coal mines (“the Guideline”) in terms of section 49(6) of the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (“MHSA“) on 9 April 2021, revising the current guideline that was issued on 1 February 2002.

The objective of this guideline is to assist the employer of every mine, other than a coal mine, to compile a COP which, if properly implemented and complied with, would considerably reduce the risk of an ignition of flammable gas.

For a copy of the Guideline click here.

How to ensure compliance at my operation?
All mining operations, except coal mining operations, are required to prepare a new COP or review its current COP in compliance with this guideline by 1 May 2021.

How can Shangoni assist with compliance?
Our HSE team can assist your operation with the development and review of COPs and supporting documents to ensure that such is aligned with the guidelines as well as operational practises.

For more information relating to these services or assistance please contact Gert van der Waal at gert@shangoni.co.za

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