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Document ID (ISN)52595
CIS number 89-1434
ISBN(s) 0-11-885462-3
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Health and Safety Commission
Title Explosives at quarries - Approved Code of Practice; Quarries (Explosives) Regulations 1988 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information HMSO Books, P.O. Box 276, London SW8 5DT, United Kingdom, 1988. 17p. Price: GBP 3.00.
Abstract This booklet contains the Approved Code of Practice and 16 Regulations, which come into effect 1 January 1990. The Regulations set out standards to be achieved in order to prevent danger from the presence and use of explosives at quarries. Methods of meeting these requirements are given in the Code. Content: interpretation; application; owner's duties; manager's duties; security of explosives and detonators; appointment of shotfirers and trainee shotfirers; shotfirer's duties; exploders; misfires; prohibited shots; prohibited activities near explosives; exemption certificates; modification of the Mines and Quarries Act 1954; disapplication of Section 157 of the Act 1954; revocations and modifications. In the appendices: (1) training course for shotfirers; (2) blasting specifications.
Descriptors (primary) explosives; mining industry; quarrying industry; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) blasting caps; misfires; blasting machines; storage; functions; law; directive; safety training in industry; replaced
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Mining and quarrying