Good blast design is fundamental to economic production. Our team of shotfirers and blasting contractor specialists are experienced in all commodity ground types encountered in Australia including coal, magnetite, hematite, gold and nickel.
Our blast engineers are also highly skilled in blast operations ranging in size from contour shots through to large pattern, and production blasts that keep pace, or exceed, production requirements.
Highly trained and experienced blast teams.
Our blast teams are proficient in the use of blast design and management software such as 2D Bench. We understand that restricted blasting in close proximity to existing or working infrastructure and dealing in areas of cultural or environmental sensitivity are aspects of blasting that require highly trained and experienced teams.
We always strive for continuous improvement opportunities and work with our clients to identify methods to resolve issues such as reducing fume problems experienced when blasting on coal projects.
Good blast design is critical. It fundamentally means that holes need to be drilled in the right place, to the right depth and they stay open for long enough to be loaded.
Tight control, state of the art blast equipment and safe practices that deliver the best results.
Underpinning this is our QA and HSE practices that ensure that:
- All holes are collared in the right spot
- Angle holes have the right azimuth
- All holes are dipped
- The QA sheet is recorded correctly and handed to the blast crew to check that the loading matches the design.
Explosives supply, accessories and storage is a critical part of most of our contracts. Supporting this is state of the art ancillary equipment which include explosive vehicles and equipment. To deliver best in class results, we build to our own specification enabling us to modify the build to incorporate our safety and efficiency innovations.
Strong relationships have also been established with the regulatory bodies in Western Australia and Queensland and directly with the major explosive suppliers such as Orica and Dyno.