Watering Down a Heading

Watering down a Heading

The production geo’s will do a lot of watering down before sampling. Just follow the rules and watch out for the heavy vehicles in the areas you are working and you will be fine.

Having dry dirt is the biggest hazard faced by modern mechanized miners, remember dust = death and the vent system carries it to other peoples jobs on lower levels so have a high standard to your watering down.

Once the firing is complete and the heading has been re-entered APMS then the watering down can commence using the following steps:

Check for hazards and that the secondary ventilation is working

Run out the water hoses.

From the end of the vent bag, water the walls down on the way in.

Once at the dirt (muck pile), water the backs and top of the walls down over the dirt.