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2018 Safe and Efficient Blasting in Quarries Course - (2 day) - Adelaide - August 2018
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Start date
: 20-Aug-2018
End date
: 21-Aug-2018
Co-ordinator: Naomi Carson
Phone: 0411108662
 Safe and Efficient Blasting Course
Adelaide - 20 - 21  August 2018

Please Note registration closes Friday the 27th July 2018


Orica Mining Services invites you or representatives from your Company to attend the well recognised Safe and Efficient Blasting course in Quarries.


Course Outcomes

Completion of the course will equip participants to:

• Compare Explosives Types and decide a reasonably cost-effective combination,

• Correctly Prime and Charge blastholes to ensure optimum performance,

• Select a suitable Initiation System, including delay intervals and hook-up methods,

• Modify Blast Patterns in difficult or unusual areas so as to maintain good results,

• Control excessive Flyrock, Vibrations, and Airblast,

• Identify potential Safety Hazards relating to explosives and know how to avoid them,

• Comply with Explosives and Mining Regulations pertaining to explosives.

• Evaluate Risks associated with blasting

• Analyze the wider operational Cost implications of changing blasting methods


Course Objectives and Target Groups

The program is designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge of shotfirers, supervisory personnel, mining engineers, geologists and drill and blast foremen. The objective of this course is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the requirements of drilling and blasting in Quarries, so that they are able to carry out their job responsibilities which may be “hands-on” planning or supervisory:


Course Content

                        Day 1                                                              Day 2             


Introduction and Terminology

Workshop 1 – Your Blasting Objectives

Blasting Hazards and Risk Management

Explosive Properties and Detonics

Explosive Rock Interaction

Explosive Range and Selection

Blast Design

Workshop 2 – Basic Blast Design

Priming and Charging Blast Holes


Workshop 3 – Whale Tale

Initiation Systems

Initiation System Application

Workshop 3 - Initiation System Application

Optimisation and Modelling

Workshop 4 – Design Choices in Quarry Blasting

Workshop 5 – Special Blasting Techniques

Other Blasting Techniques

Environmental Impacts of Blasting






The presenters are drawn from Orica Australia's extensive network of Blasting Engineers and Technical Specialists. Many of these are widely acknowledged as specialists in their field with collective experience in the explosives / blasting industry of over 100 years of practical blasting experience in most blasting environments.




Safe and Efficient Blasting Course (2 days)

1 – 2 people from the same mine   $1971.00 per person

3 – 5 people from the same mine   $1849.00 per person

6 or more from the same mine       $ 1719.00  per person

The fee covers lectures, lecture facilities, course manual, lunches and the Conference Dinner on Day 1 evening.
Accommodation is not included in this fee

Orica does not charge upfront fees for training courses. Invoicing occurs only once a course program is completed. For all traineeship and fee for service courses or qualification programs delivered in a workplace environment, fees are non-refundable once paid.

We will charge a late notice withdrawal fee (of $500) in instances where an external customer has booked and enrolled on a blasting course (i.e. Surface Shotfirer, Underground Shotfirer, Safe & Efficient Blasting Course) and provided less than seven (7) days notice of withdrawal from the course. This fee is to cover the loss of the course place which would be difficult to fill at such a late stage, as well as costs associated with additional administrative work for the organisers, off-site facilities and meals, resource preparation etc.



All participants are asked to bring a calculator, pencil and ruler.

If you are able to bring a laptop  we can load SHOTPlus® software which runs a free trial licence for 10 days. There may be a limited number of laptops provided to share amongst the group.


Who should apply:
Drill & Blast Managers, Mine Managers, Shotfirers, Foremen, Supervisors, Trainee Managers, Government/Regulatory Inspectors, Operations Manager, Engineers
Course Brochure: download