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Blaster's Zone Blaster’s Tips

Blaster's Zone

Blaster’s Tips

CHECK

Check the availability of the blasting shelter, your blasting equipment, the face, the drill pattern, exposure within and around the blast area, and the availability of adequate stemming.

Diagram

Diagram the shot as drilled and delay timings.

Measure

Measure the burden, spacing and depth, noting any deviations.

Calculate

Calculate the powder factor.

Ensure

Ensure adequate trained personnel are on the blast crew.

Load

Load so the shot can be fired prior to completion of loading in case of emergency (weather, equipment breakdown, etc.).

Clean

Clean the shot area prior to hook-up.

Clear

Clear the blast area after hook-up.

Utilize

Utilize the blasting shelter and adequate cover for all in the blast area.

Receive

Receive the distinct “clear to fire” signal.

Check

Check the post blast area for safe re-entry.

Give

Give the “clear to re-enter” signal.

Complete

Complete a shot report with diagram.