Safe distances when using explosives

How to reduce or eliminate the workplace health and safety risks from general blasting operations by setting up safe distances.

Published: 16 Jun 2022
File type: PDF
File size: 87.44 kB
Length: 6 pages
Reading level: Easy

What it contains

This guidance notes outlines how to safely prepare for fire blasting explosives (shotfires) at sites other than mines and quarries. It explains how to:

  • calculate safe distances for blasting, including evacuation distances
  • plan an exclusion zone
  • assign roles to people in the exclusion zone
  • notify emergency services
  • prepare for delays and misfires