OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 654 Drilling near explosives

(1) Subject to section 653(2), an employer must ensure that workers do not drill within 5 metres of a charged blast hole.

(2) If a charge or shot has been fired, an employer must ensure that workers do not drill until the area to be drilled is examined by a surface mine blaster for misfires and cut-off holes.