Mine and port facilities typically have significant investment in structures required for their on-going operations. These are often specialised, highly loaded and exposed to harsh operating conditions, and therefore have higher risks of collapse than ordinary structures. Current Australian legislation and standards do not provide specific guidance on how to manage these risks. This article summarises the general requirements for managing these risks from a number of pieces of legislation and the Australian Standards and gives guidance on how this may be applied in practice.

Legislative and Australian Standard Requirements for Managing Structural Integrity Risks