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Orica Mining Services regularly conducts specially tailored blasting courses around New Zealand and Australia. Click here to download the blasting courses brochure.

These are primarily designed to increase skills and knowledge in improving the safety and efficiency of blasting operations in the Underground, Surface and Quarrying & Construction industries.

The course's have been developed over many years and cater to those people who have limited experience through to those with many years of blasting experience. Course content changes regularly ensuring that the latest technology and learning is discussed.

 

Blast Management and Design Course

Course Objectives

 The Blast Management and Design Course is intended to give participants an advanced understanding of blasting principles. The program is designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced shotfirers, mining engineers and supervisors and covers a range of problem solving workshops and presentations. The course is run over 2 days.

 

Safe and Efficient Blasting Courses

These courses provide participants with principles that will assist them in managing or conducting blasting operations. The course is run over 2 days and cover all aspects of the blasting process in all mining markets.

Course Objectives

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

SAFELY - without risk of causing injury or damage.... and EFFICIENTLY - in ways that maximise blasting performance whilst optimising overall costs.

Shotfiring Courses

Course Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the requirements of drilling and blasting in Opencut Mining and after successful completion of the theory and practical components of the course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment that is required to apply for Shotfiring Licence.

The opencut course complies with the National Open Cut Blasting Competency RIIBLA301A, Conduct Surface Shotfiring Operations. 

The Underground course complies with RIIBLA303A Underground Development Shotfiring and RIIBLA Conduct Underground Production Shotfiring. The course also covers various state Regulations, Codes and National Standards.

The Opencut course is run over 4 days and the Underground course 3 days.

Candidates applying to attend the Shotfiring Course MUST have at least six months on bench/face experience.
 
 

Shotfiring Refresher Course

 The Shotfiring Refresher course is intended for shotfirers who have attended a course based on the National Competencies in the past and are now required to renew their shotfiring licence and require a new Statement of Attainment. The course is run over one day.

 

Support Shotfiring

Course objectives

To provide participants with a better understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a support shotfirer, when assisting a licensed shotfirer to conduct shotfiring operations.

The course is based on the National Competency RIIBLA201A Support Shotfiring Operations and covers the following topics:

  • State Acts and Regulations (tailored to the state in which the course is held).
  • Australian Standard 2187.
  • Magazines and Transport Explosives.
  • Organise to fire the shot.
  • Initiation Systems.
  • Geology.

Who will benefit?

  • All personnel required to assist on the shot crew whether experienced or a new started with limited on-bench experience.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered in convenient major centres around the country close to main mining areas. If required, the course can be run for a group from one organisation at a mine site or at a training venue handy to the workplace.

Please place your expressions of interest here.

Explosives Awareness Course

Course Objectives

The course provides participants with a basic understanding of the properties and safe handling procedures of explosives and initiating systems used on a mine site. The course material is continuously updated and at the forefront of product knowledge. The course has been designed to meet a growing industry need to ensure that all personnel likely to come into contact with explosives products are able to identify them and are familiar with the associated hazards.

The course draws upon Orica's extensive knowledge of explosives and safety procedures and covers the following topics:

  • What is an explosive.
  • What is a detonator.
  • Explosives identificaion.
  • Properties of explosives.
  • Firing procedures.
  • Misfire causes.
  • Safety and risks.

Who will benefit?

All people on a mine site will benefit from this course, for example equipment operators, supervisory staff, surveyers and engineers.

Course Delivery

If required, the course can be run for a group from one organisation at a mine site or at a training venue handy to the workplace.

Please send your expressions of interest to us.

You can now apply online for Blasting courses, please select from an upcoming course below.

If you have any further questions regarding Blasting Courses please contact us.

2019/2020 Courses

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Safe and Efficient Blasting in Quarries Course - (2 day) - Townsville - January 2019 - Course Full Please contact for next dates
Townsville, Qld, Australia
Start date: 22-Jan-2019
End date: 23-Jan-2019
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 Quarry, so that they are able to carry out their job responsibilities which may be “hands-on” planning or supervisory: SAFELY - without risk of causing injury or damage ..... and EFFICIENTLY - in ways that maximise blasting performance whilst optimising overall costs. Who should apply
Drill & Blast Managers, Mine Managers, Shotfirers, Blasting Crew, Foremen, Supervisors, Trainee Managers, Pit Engineers, Government/Regulatory Inspectors, Operations Manager, Engineers, New shotfirer, Regulators, Mine Operator, Drillers, All Orica Employees, JV & Independent Distributors