Lesson 2/Learning Event 2
Explosive Storage Magazines. Quarry blasting materials should
be stored in clean, dry well-ventilated,
reasonably cool, bullet and fire resistant shelters. For convenience, the magazines should be readily
accessible to the quarry. But a safe distance must be maintained between the explosives and any other
installation which might be endangered. Blasting caps will never be stored in the same magazine with
Lighting. If a quarry or plant is to be operated during the night, you should provide a pole-mounted
lighting system. Commercial electricity or on-site generating equipment may be used for power.
Normally, portable installations are used within the quarry while permanent lights are used in the plant
area. Assure that all power lines are strung high enough to clear all traffic.
Miscellaneous. During site layout planning, consider requirements for latrines, POL storage, parking,