OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 625 Detonators

Subsection 625(1)

Maintaining a safe distance between detonators and other explosive accessories prevents them from coming in contact with one another. The material used to separate these items must have the same non-conductive properties as wood.

Subsection 625(2)

Radiofrequency energy from a radio transmitter has the potential to initiate a detonator if the leg wires are not shunted and the detonator is close to the transmitter. To reduce the likelihood of initiation, particularly during loading and unloading when the distance between the transmitter and detonators may be relatively little, the radio transmitter must be switched off.