OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives

Section 503 Radiofrequency transmitters

(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (4), a worker must not load, prime or fire a charge using electric detonators in the vicinity of an actively transmitting radiofrequency transmitter unless the distance from the drill hole or borehole closest to the base of the nearest transmitter antenna is at least the distance required by Schedule 10, Table 2 or Table 3 as is applicable.

(2) An employer and a blaster must ensure that detonator leg wires are shunted directly or through a blasting machine if a radiofrequency transmitter is used within the minimum separation distance limits specified by Schedule 10, Table 2 or Table 3 as is applicable.

(3) Repealed

(4) An employer and a blaster must ensure that detonator leg wires are shunted directly or through a blasting machine if there is an actively transmitting cellular telephone within the minimum separation distance limits specified by Schedule 10, Table 3.