OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 674 Leaving a misfire

Subsection 674(1)

If the misfire cannot be handled and disposed of in one shift, either the subsequent shift will continue the work or the same blaster will continue the work the next day. Proper signage ensures that workers are informed that a misfire is present at that location.

Subsection 674(2)

The shift supervisor must be informed of any misfire that has not been deactivated. The supervisor must then inform any other mine workers who enter the mine.