Safe Drilling and Blasting for Small Mines
Safe Drilling and Blasting for Small Mines
Please note: the price includes postage to Australia.

Many small mines and quarries rely on contractors to conduct drilling and blasting at their site. Contractors bring a level of expertise in drill and blast that many sites do not have amongst their workforce. Like all workers, however, contractors need to be managed to ensure they comply with safety system requirements at the site, that they are competent, fit to do the work, and that their equipment is suitable for its intended use.

This field booklet contains some simple rules of thumb for quarry managers and supervisors, together with some ideas on how best to manage drilling and blasting processes at their site.

The booklet covers four stages of any blast:

Planning and scheduling
Blast design
Load, tie and fire