OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 656 Blasting warnings

(1) Before an electric blasting system is connected, a surface mine blaster must ensure that signs are posted around the blast area warning that mobile radio transmitters must be turned off within 20 metres of the blast area.

(2) If electric blasting is being conducted near a public road, an employer must ensure that an approach sign is posted on the road that reads as follows:

BLASTING
DRIVERS MUST TURN OFF MOBILE TRANSMITTERS UNTIL FURTHER POSTED NOTICE
WATCH FOR IT ON THE RIGHT SIDE

(3) If electric blasting is being conducted near a public road, an employer must ensure that a departure sign is posted on the road that reads as follows:

YOU MAY RESUME TRANSMITTING
THANK YOU