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Quarries (Explosives) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Shotfirer’s duties

6.  Before a shot is fired, a shotfirer shall—

(a)check the shotfiring system or circuit to ensure that it has been connected correctly;

(b)where electrical detonators are used, ensure that they have been correctly connected to the shotfiring system or circuit and that the shotfiring system or circuit is tested with an instrument suitable for the purpose from a position of safety;

(c)where appropriate, ensure that the electrical integrity of the shotfiring system or circuit is such as to make a misfire unlikely; and

(d)ensure that the shot is fired from a safe place.

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