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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 regulations;

    (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:

  • Blaster

  • Shotfirer


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.