OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives

Section 481 Priming

A blaster must ensure that

(a) a charge is primed only at the blasting site, and

(b) all explosives, other than the total charge to be loaded, are kept in a magazine.

(2) A blaster must ensure that a charge is not primed in a magazine or a place where other explosives are stored.

(3) An employer and a blaster must ensure that workers do not assemble primed charges before the hole drilling operation is complete.

(4) An employer and a blaster must ensure that workers prepare and load one charge at a time, and then only for the drill hole or borehole at which they are working.