Drilling & Blasting Guidance

Discovery of Misfired Explosives

Discovery of Misfired Explosives

Guidance for Quarry Personnel on the Discovery of Misfired Explosives  Information on how to recognise misfired explosives discovered during the quarrying process and what steps to take.

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Don’t be a Dummy with Explosives

Don’t be a Dummy with Explosives

Do not be a dummy with explosives - Toolbox Talk - Updated This toolbox talk provides a graphic demonstration of the potential impact of an accidental discharge when handling detonators or explosives. Short video clips using a mannequin leave little to the...

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Post-Blast Fumes

Post-Blast Fumes

Post-Blast Fumes - Toolbox Talk - Updated Guidance on post-blast fumes and the steps to be taken to help reduce their production and avoid exposure to them. Target Audience - All those involved in the blasting operation – especially the post-blast inspection process.

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Blast Site Edge Protection

Blast Site Edge Protection

Blast Site Edge Protection - Toolbox Talk Tool box talk produced by QNJAC members. Information on the use of edge protection systems in the blasting area The target audience is any person likely to be working in the blasting area and those supervising such operations.

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Defining the Danger Zone for Quarry Blasting

Defining the Danger Zone for Quarry Blasting

Defining the Danger Zone for Blasting Toolbox Talk - Updated Guidance on what to consider when determining the danger zone for quarry blasting. The target audience for this toolbox talk is shotfirers, explosives supervisors and quarry operators.

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Thunderstorms and Blasting

Thunderstorms and Blasting

Thunderstorms – Risks and Actions Toolbox Talk - Updated Guidance on what steps to take if a thunderstorm approaches during the blasting process. Target Audience - Anybody involved in the blasting process.

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Post Blast Inspection

Post Blast Inspection

The Post-Blast Inspection Toobox Talk - Updated Guidance on the post-blast inspection process Target Audience - Shotfirers and Explosive Supervisors.

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Danger Zone Control and the Duty of Sentries

Danger Zone Control and the Duty of Sentries

Danger Zone Control and the Duties of Sentries - Updated Guidance on how to ensure control of the danger zone and what is expected from sentries.Target Audience -  Managers, Supervisors, Shotfirers, Sentries and Explosives Supervisors

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Fires on Explosives Vehicles

Fires on Explosives Vehicles

Fires on Explosives Vehicles Guidance Guidance on what steps to take in the event of a fire on a vehicle that is either carrying explosives or materials used to make explosives. Target Audience - All those working on quarries or surface mines where explosives are used.

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Drill Rig Maintenance and Safety Daily Checks

Drill Rig Maintenance and Safety Daily Checks

Drill Rig Maintenance and Safety Daily Checks Guidance Plant Safety Information Sheet 3 gives HSE-endorsed guidance on Drill Rig Maintenance and Safety checks. The book is intended to be placed in the cab and includes a list of daily checks, instructions on defect...

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