795. Shotfiring at mines other than of coal, stratified ironstone, shale or fireclay.

Subject to a power of exemption1, comprehensive provisions are made, in respect of mines other than mines of coal, stratified ironstone, shale or fireclay, for the drilling, cleaning and charging of shotholes2; and the firing of shots generally3, electrically4 and by safety fuse5. Before firing a shot a shotfirer must give adequate warning if the shot is likely to blow through into another place6, and in any case must: (1) determine the danger zone7; (2) post sentries or place fences at the entrances to it8; and (3) see that everyone has either withdrawn or taken proper shelter