OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives

Section 512 Abandoned charge

(1) An employer must ensure that a misfire or misfired charge is abandoned only if it cannot be detonated safely.

(2) If a blaster cannot safely detonate a misfire or an unfired charge in a drill hole, the employer and the blaster may abandon it if

(a) the blaster cuts its detonator lead wires and places them in the drill hole beneath the surface,

(b) the drill hole is covered with surface cuttings,

(c) the drill hole’s location is marked, and

(d) a permanent record of the misfire and its location is kept by the employer.