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Precursors for explosives

This code of practice was produced by a technical subcommittee of the AEMSC after a request from the Australian Chief Inspectors of Explosives. It sets out the recommendations and precautions to protect the health, safety and environment of the community,... Read more


Disposal of Unwanted and Abandoned Explosives

Unwanted and abandoned explosives pose a safety and security risk to members of the public unless appropriately and securely stored in an explosives storage magazine. They need to be disposed of in a timely and safe manner. A person with... Read more


Dangerous Goods Safety Guidance Note: Transport of Explosives on Roads and at Mines

Stringent criteria apply to the transport of explosives to ensure people transporting explosives do so without creating an unacceptable risk to the community. This guidance note assists in identifying the regulatory requirements for the transport of explosives in Western Australia on... Read more


AS/NZS 60079.11:2006 Explosive Atmospheres

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: explosion protection category Ex ia means explosion protection category Ex ia under AS 2380.7 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Explosion-protection techniques—Intrinsic safety i’, section 1.6.2. The standard referred to in the legislation AS/NZS... Read more


AS/NZS 2381.1:2005 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Selection, Installation and Maintenance

Regulation 21 of the Mining and Quarrying Health and Safety Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: (1) A person must not carry out work on electrical equipment that has explosion-protection, unless the person has the competencies to carry out the work. (2) In... Read more


AS/NZS 1826(Int):2006 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Gas Atmospheres - Special protection - Type of protection 's'

The Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: explosion protection category Ex s means explosion protection category Ex s under AS 1826 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Special protection—Type of protection s’, section 4.3 The standard referred to in the... Read more


Failures of Explosion Protected Diesel Engine Systems

Clause 56(1)(m) of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (CMHSR) requires notification by the Coal Operator to the Chief Inspector of any incident or matter involving – ‘the in-service failure of the explosion-protection characteristics of explosion-protected plant’. Safety... Read more


In-service failures of explosion-protected diesel engine systems

Clause 56(1)(m) of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 (CMHSR) requires notification by the Coal Operator to the Chief Inspector of any incident or matter involving – ‘the in-service failure of the explosion-protection characteristics of explosion-protected plant’. Safety Bulletin SB08-05... Read more


Mines Safety Significant Incident Report No. 156

During waste bogging operations in a development heading at a mine, the loader operator heard a noise that sounded like a detonation of explosive. Examination of the remaining muck pile at the face did not reveal any explosive material. A further... Read more


AS 2380.4 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres - Explosion-Protection Techniques - Pressurized Rooms or Pressurized Enclosures

Regulation 183 (3) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld)states pressurised means pressurised within the meaning of AS 2380.4 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Explosion protection techniques—Pressurized rooms or pressurized enclosures’   About this standard: This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and... Read more


Explosive Powered Tools Warning

What During testing of an explosive powered tool by TestSafe Australia (WorkCover, Londonderry Safety Centre) issues were identified that may affect the safety of persons and the mine. Why A correctly assembled and loaded tool was subjected to a standard series of tests... Read more


Explosive Conditions: Pre-Heating On Confined Space Prior to Welding

What A number of incidents involving cutting or pre-heating prior to welding on a confined space (eg. structrual box sections) have resulted in violent explosions. Why When a propane torch is used to pre-heat a welding job on an enclosed, but not totally... Read more


Dangerous Goods Safety Guidance Note: Route Restrictions for Transport of Explosives

Route restrictions apply for transporting explosives within Western Australia, as prescribed by the Dangerous Goods Safety (Explosives) Regulations 2007. These restrictions only apply to vehicles that require placards (i.e. vehicles transporting Risk Category 2 and 3 quantities of explosives). This... Read more


Dangerous Goods Safety Guidance Note: Storage of Explosives

Stringent criteria apply to the possession and storage of explosives to ensure people storing explosives do so without creating an unacceptable risk to the community. This guidance note assists in identifying the regulatory requirements for the storage of explosives in Western... Read more


AS 2187 Explosives - Storage, Transport and Use

Regulation 115 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulations 2001  (Qld) states:  Explosives for use, or used, at a surface mine must be stored, used and disposed of under AS 2187 ‘Explosives—Storage, transport and use’. s73(1) of the Mining and Quarrying Safety... Read more


AS/NZS 3584.2:2008 Diesel Engine Systems for Underground Coal Mines

Regulation 261 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: The underground mine manager must ensure an internal combustion engine used to power plant in an ERZ1 is— (b) a type that has been tested by a nationally accredited testing station... Read more


Repair and overhaul of electrical explosion-protected equipment

The NSW Coal Mine Health and Safety Regulation 2006 requires mines to have explosion-protected electrical plant overhauled and repaired at licensed facilities. The regulation states: 19 Electrical engineering management plan (1) The electrical engineering management plan for a coal operation must make... Read more


Failure of explosion-protected characteristics of a diesel engine system

During a mechanical inspection the intake manifold gasket of an explosionprotected diesel engine system was found to be damaged to such an extent that the diesel engine system would not have been in an explosion-protected condition. It appears the diesel... Read more


Call for increased security when storing explosives

Two explosive magazines at a quarry site in southern NSW were recently broken into. A significant amount of explosives, detonators and detonating cord were stolen. Oxy-cutting equipment was used to break into the door of one magazine and the locking... Read more


Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail

This is the third edition of the Australian Code for the Transport of Explosives by Road and Rail (AE Code) (this Code). It replaces the second edition that was endorsed by the Standing Committee on Transport  in March 2000. This... Read more



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