OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 678 Permanent firing station

Subsection 678(1)

Firing from a permanent firing station underground is common practice. By posting blast guards and limiting the number of workers allowed in the area at the time of the blast, potential danger to the remaining workforce is eliminated.

Subsection 678(2)

Fumes and smoke created by a blast can be extremely hazardous. Since the ventilation system will carry such gases towards the return air system (downwind), workers must be cleared to an appropriate fresh air location (upwind).