OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 633 Mine blaster’s record

To ensure that the use of explosives is strictly monitored and controlled, the mine blaster is responsible for keeping a written log book in which all blast related details are recorded. The log book must be filled out daily at the end of the mine blaster’s shift.

When combined with the explosive magazine record required by section 618, the mine blaster’s log book should provide a complete summary of the explosives used, explosives removed from or returned to the magazine, as well as the number of charges that remain unfired in the mine. Such information might be critical in case of an investigation related to magazine control or theft of explosives.