OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 665 Blasting cable

Subsection 665(1)

The specified cable resistance ensures an adequate supply of current when using fixed voltage blasting machines.

Subsection 665(2)

A cable used in blasting must be at least 75 metres long. It must reach from the blast area to a suitable refuge for the underground mine blaster.