SAFEX Safety Alerts

SAFEX is a learning organisation which EFEE are proud to be associated with. Their aim is to share learning to prevent unwanted explosives incidents (an unplanned event or near-event which has potential for harm. Included below is an archive of Safety Bulletins issued by SAFEX.

Incident Notice – Explosion in the Wastewater Treatment System and subsequent explosion in the Nitroglycerine storage tanks


Incident Notice – Casualty – Rock ejected from blasting


SAFEX Safety Bulletin – Incorrect consignment of security sensitive ammonium nitrate


Incident Notice – Unplanned initiation of explosives at Peak Gold Mine


SAFEX Safety Bulletin – Preventing Fire and/or Explosion Injury from Small and Wearable Lithium Battery Powered Devices


  • Incident Notice – Detonators Explosion

  • Incident Notice – Initiation of Lead Azide during automated detonator manufacturing

  • SAFEX Safety Bulletin – Hand Injuries

    • Fire on Mobile Plant July to September 2021

    • Dangerous incident involving open cut coal / fire or explosion

    • Solar Ultraviolet Radiation

    • Anfo Truck Explosion

    • Vehicle Safety at Surface Mines

    • NoticCBD Propellant Ignition

    • SAFEX Safety Bulletin – December 2021

    • Fatality Alert for Mountaineer II Mine

    • Ignition of fuel-air mixture from mobile processing unit discharge auger

    • Scaffolding Incident – New South Wales

    • Explosion of Corroded Fire Extinguisher

    • Loss of a trailer loaded with detonators.

    • Flyrock Incident

    • Explosives Incident at an Underground Mine

    • Sinking of a MEMU-truck

    • Flyrock from Blasting Activities (NSW Resources Regulator)

    • Conveyor Belt Fatality