543. Appraisal of tips.

543.     Appraisal of tips.

The mine operator1 must ensure that: (1) a suitable appraisal of all existing or proposed tips2 at the mine is undertaken by a competent person in order to determine whether any such tip is or, in the case of a proposed tip, would be, a significant hazard; (2) any significant findings made during the appraisal are recorded; and (3)     the record is made available to each employer of persons at the mine3.

Where the person undertaking the appraisal concludes that the tip represents a significant hazard, the mine operator must ensure that a geotechnical