OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 616 Removal from magazine

(1) A mine blaster must ensure that, until the explosive is about to be primed, explosives or detonators that are removed from a magazine are

(a) kept in separate containers, and

(b) separated so that one cannot affect the other.

(2) An employer must ensure that the containers referred to in subsection (1) are

(a) lined with non-conductive material,

(b) secured against unintentional movement or unauthorized access, and

(c) weatherproof.

(3) An employer must ensure that the explosives in a container are arranged and protected to ensure that they do not contact anything that may cause premature detonation.

(4) A mine blaster must ensure that the leg wires of electric detonators that are removed from a magazine are shunted until immediately before the detonator is connected to the blasting circuit.