|7112 SHOTFIRERS AND BLASTERS
Shotfirers and blasters determine location and force of
explosions required, charge and detonate explosives to fragment
or dislodge coal, ores, rock or other solid minerals in mines
or quarries, or to clear building sites and similar places.
Tasks include -
(a) ensuring observance of workplace safety procedures and
(b) determining location of explosions required and giving
instructions on holes to be drilled;
(c) deciding on force required and placing correct quantity of
explosives, and preparing blasting site;
(d) firing blasting-charge in mines or quarries;
(e) performing related tasks;
(f) supervising other workers.
Examples of the occupations classified here: