OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 621 Restriction on open flames

All potential sources of ignition must be controlled to ensure the safety of mine workers. Open flames and smouldering substances are prohibited from coming within eight metres of a vehicle transporting explosives.

Although other ignition sources may be of concern, this section deals specifically with open flames and smouldering substances such as matches, cigarettes, cutting torches, etc.