BSI - BS 5607 - TC
Tracked Changes (Redline) - Code of practice for the safe use of explosives in the construction industry
|Publication Date:||25 February 2020|
|ICS Code (Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks):||71.100.30|
|ICS Code (Construction technology):||91.200|
This British Standard gives recommendations for the safe storage, handling, transport and use of blasting explosives and accessories in construction and demolition operations.
Section 1 covers general recommendations for handling and safety.
Section 2 is concerned with safety in the use of explosives in special applications and situations such as tunnelling, demolition, excavation and underwater working.
This British Standard is not applicable to:
a) blasting on offshore oil and/or gas platforms or structures, or any associated works;
b) underground works carried out for the purpose of exploiting mineral reserves and extensions to voids left following ore extraction, which are governed by mining legislation; or
c) operations involving the use of cartridge-operated fixing tools, which are specified by BS EN 15895 and whose use is covered by BS 4078‑1.