OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives

Section 501 Overhead power line

(1) If a worker is blasting within 60 metres of an overhead power line, an employer and a blaster must ensure that the worker uses

(a) detonating cord as a down line to the explosive charge, and

(b) a short leg-wire detonator to initiate the detonating cord.

(2) The employer and the blaster must ensure that the leg wire referred to in subsection (1) is shorter than the distance from the overhead power line to the nearest ground level in the vicinity of the blasting operation.