Check the availability of the blasting shelter, your blasting equipment, the face, the drill pattern, exposure within and around the blast area, and the availability of adequate stemming.
Diagram the shot as drilled and delay timings.
Measure the burden, spacing and depth, noting any deviations.
Calculate the powder factor.
Ensure adequate trained personnel are on the blast crew.
Load so the shot can be fired prior to completion of loading in case of emergency (weather, equipment breakdown, etc.).
Clean the shot area prior to hook-up.
Clear the blast area after hook-up.
Utilize the blasting shelter and adequate cover for all in the blast area.
Receive the distinct “clear to fire” signal.
Check the post blast area for safe re-entry.
Give the “clear to re-enter” signal.
Complete a shot report with diagram.