Underground Drilling and Blasting (streaming video)

A safety training video for underground metalliferous mine workers

Script Authors: Yves Potvin and project sponsor representatives


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All underground mine workers will be exposed to drilling and blasting processes. The aim of this video 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 video 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 video covers development drilling and blasting practices; and the fourth part discusses production drilling and blasting.

Target Audience:

  • Underground mine workers – the need to identify the potential hazards of working near or with explosives, and the protocols of re-entering a working area after blasting.
  • Workers responsible for development and production drilling and blasting activities. This video will review drilling and blasting fundamental concepts that are critical to achieving optimal rock breaking outcomes.
  • All industry stakeholders – those keen to learn more about drilling and blasting in underground mines.

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Australian Centre for Geomechanics


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Paul Nedin and Yves Potvin


Australian Centre for Geomechanics

44 minutes