Underground Drilling and Blasting
A safety training DVD for underground metalliferous mine workers
Developed by the Australian Centre for Geomechanics
Authors: Yves Potvin (ACG) and project sponsor representatives
Duration: 40 minutes
All underground mine workers will be exposed to drilling and blasting processes. The aim of this new DVD is to provide workers with the critical knowledge on drilling and blasting to aid appreciation of the importance of these mining processes and their related hazards. The DVD features an introduction to the rock breaking process in mining, followed by a section on how to handle, store and transport explosive products. The third part of the DVD covers development drilling and blasting practices; and the fourth part discusses production drilling and blasting.