Explosives in the mining industry
Explosives in the NSW mining industry
The Explosives Act 2003 and Explosives Regulation 2005 came into effect in NSW on 1 September 2005 with the repeal of the Dangerous Goods Act 1975. The main purpose was to improve public safety and security of explosives (as well as concentrated ammonium nitrate) by preventing unauthorised access.
The Act introduced a new licensing system administered by Workcover NSW which requires licences to be held by importers, manufacturers, transporters, suppliers and users of explosives. All persons requiring a licence must first obtain an Unsupervised Handling Licence. This requires a national police and security check which is valid for five (5) years when the licence must be renewed.
All persons requiring a licence to work on a mine site (coal or metalliferous/extractives/opal mining) must first gain a reference from NSW DPI indicating that the applicant is adequately trained and competent. This reference must accompany an application to Workcover.
|Applicant's Guide - Blasting Explosives Users Licence||
|MSO-M2 NSW DPI reference to WorkCover for a Blasting Explosives Users Licence||
|Reference to WorkCover NSW for a Blasting Explosives Users Licence - log of experience form (MRMSLIC7)||
|MEX-001 Explosives Management System Audit Checklist
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