Basic Explosives Awareness Training Course
Basic Explosives Awareness Training
The Basic Explosives Awareness Training course has been created as a beginners guide to understanding and working with explosives. Each participant will be provided with a course manual and Orica technical literature.
This training course is a pre requisite for the Safe and Efficient Blasting Courses.
This program is designed to develop a basic level of knowledge around explosives, Orica products and provides information regarding safe working practices and recommendations when working with explosives. A key focus in this course is to educate on safe handling of explosives - without risk of causing injury or damage.... and
efficient- in ways that maximise blasting performance.
Completion of the Basic Explosives Awareness Training will equip participants to:
- Safely work with explosives under the directive of a shotfirer
- Compare explosive types and understand how to use them
- Correctly prime and charge blast holes
- Select suitable initiation systems and apply hook up methods
- Identify potential safety hazards relating to explosives and know how to avoid them
- Comply with Explosives and Mining Regulations and pertaining to using explosives
This course is suitable for all who require an entry level understanding of working with explosives specifically those with
no previous knowledge of explosives training.
Other groups that may benefit from this training are quarry owners, drill and blast, regulators and others seeking an overview of recommended practices.
- Lectures for product training
- Demonstrations showing correct handling of explosives and initiating systems (using dummy products)
- Videos showing correct usage of explosives and initiating systems
- Questionnaires and quizzes
- Practical assessment handling dummy explosives and initating systems safely.
- Live demonstration of a small blast in a controlled environment.
The presenters and trainers are drawn from Orica's network of Blasting Engineers and Technical Specialists. Many of these are widely acknowledged as experts in their field with many years of collective experience in the explosives/ blasting industry.