OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 646 Electrical storm

If an electrical storm is approaching the blast area, a surface mine blaster must ensure that

(a) no attempt is made to connect or fire a blast,

(b) all loading operations are stopped and workers are withdrawn to a safe distance from the blast area, and

(c) if charges are loaded and connected, workers are posted to prevent access to the blast area until the storm passes.