OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives

Section 468 Blasters

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker who handles, prepares, loads, fires, burns or destroys an explosive is

(a) a blaster, or

(b) under the direct supervision of a blaster.

(2) An employer must ensure that a blasting area and all supplies and equipment in the blasting area are under the direction and control of a blaster before blasting operations are allowed to begin and during blasting operations.

(3) If there are 2 or more blasters working at a blasting area, the employer must designate the responsibility under subsection (2) to one of them.

(4) A blaster in charge of a blasting operation must

(a) ensure that the blasting operation is carried out in accordance with the employer’s safe work procedures and this Code, and

(b) exercise direct control of the blasting area.