OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives

Section 473 Transporting explosives

(1) An employer must ensure workers comply with the Dangerous Goods Transportation and Handling Act and the Explosives Act (Canada) when transporting explosives.

(2) An employer must ensure that only the person authorized by the employer drives or is a passenger in a vehicle that is transporting explosives or detonators.

(3) An employer and a blaster must ensure that the leg wires of electric detonators are shunted and folded while they are being transported.

(4) An employer must ensure that vehicles transporting explosives have fire extinguishers that are

(a) in good working order,

(b) located and attached to the vehicle in such a manner as to be readily available for use at all times, and

(c) in the quantity and with the rating set out in Schedule 10, Table 1.