OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 648 Ignition precautions

(1) An employer must ensure that only machinery directly involved in loading an explosive is operated within 8 metres of a hole being loaded with explosive.

(2) A worker must not load a hole or prime an explosive charge if machinery other than that directly involved in the loading is operating within 8 metres of the hole or the explosive charge.

(3) A worker must not smoke tobacco or allow an open flame or other possible means of ignition within 8 metres of a blast area.