OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 636 Unused explosives

(1) An employer and a mine blaster must ensure that

(a) explosives are not abandoned,

(b) a misfire that can be safely detonated or removed from its hole is not abandoned, and

(c) unused explosives are returned to their magazine or destroyed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

(2) An employer must ensure that, before a blast area is defined as safe,

(a) all portions of charges that have been blown from the blast area are treated as misfires, and

(b) all wrappings or containers used in the handling of the explosives are destroyed.