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What is plant?

'Plant' is a general name for any machinery, equipment, appliance, implement or tool and any component, fitting or accessory. It can include things as diverse as presses in a foundry, underground drill jumbos in mining and photocopiers in an office.

What do drillers, miners and shot firers do?

  • dismantle, move and reassemble and monitor drilling rigs and plant
  • perform minor maintenance and repairs, lubricate, clean and operate surface and underground mining plant
  • development work such as opening up new shafts, drives, air vents, rises and crib rooms
  • connect wires, fuses and cords to explosive cartridges and detonators, and detonate explosives
  • take samples of ore, liquids and gases and package them
  • record performance details and information obtained from wells, and keep logs detailing operations


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