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This video was filmed at a state-of-the-art explosives manufacturing facility, located in Middelburg, South Africa, and forms part of one of the six plants situated throughout Africa. They are India’s largest manufacturer of industrial explosives and initiating systems, as well as one of the largest manufacturing facilities of detonating cords and cast boosters in the world.
Being a manufacturer of explosives and volatile products, a Health and Safety Induction Video is crucial for employees, visitors and contractors. There are two primary cardinal safety rules put in place. First, zero infliction of harm to people and the environment is customary. This means that every person on site is given the right and responsibility to stop any unsafe act/condition immediately. Second, a time allocation is put in place to always ensure sufficient time to complete the work safely.
A part of an employee’s duty at the plant is working at unusual heights and in confined spaces. A full risk assessment, training program and correct PPE are mandatory for employees that work under these circumstances, and procedural compliance must be constant. Other important regulations, such as isolation requirements, permit to work, legal compliance and behaviour-based safety are highlighted in this video. There are many high-risk elements that require mitigation measures. These include hazardous chemicals, explosives, heat, mobile equipment and electricity.
Did you know?
Many explosives applied in mining use fertilizers as an explosive component. First, a small amount of explosive compound is used to create a detonation wave. This extreme high-energy wave rapidly vaporizes ammonium nitrate within the fertilizer, and the molecules break down to form a large amount of O2 which, together with the detonation wave, aggressively ignites fuel.
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