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SEB Course

SEB Course  

International Safe & Efficient Blasting Course 

Faro, Portugal  21-26 May 2023

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Invitation 2023

Application for SEB Course

Dear Reader

As a valued customer and a leader in the mining industry, we are pleased to invite you to our 2023 International Safe and Efficient Blasting Course. Held for the first time in Faro, Portugal, this course will be delivered by Orica’s Senior Technical Managers and Specialists with experience in open cut and underground mining, tunneling and advanced technological solutions.

The Safe & Efficient Blasting Course is designed for blasting professionals including Blasting Engineers, Blasters, Shotfirers, Blasting Supervisors and Managers of mines, quarries and construction projects. People from support functions such as supply chain and procurement who wish to get a deeper knowledge of blasting and explosives products will also benefit from the course.

The presentations and content of the Safe & Efficient Blasting Course are designed to introduce all personnel involved in the blasting process to the latest technology including Wireless Blasting System a new intellligent and efficient digital solutions. The course will enable participants to make intelligent decisions on how to optimize their blasting operations, thereby ensuring that blasting products and processes result in downstream benefits. Facts about the characteristics and applications of explosives and initiation systems as well as techniques, both in open pit and underground operations are included. We feel confident that you will benefit from and appreciate your training in Portugal, both from a professional and social point of view.

Safety comes first, and we will of course inform you if there will be any changes in dates. The course will include common modules applicable to all blasting, followed by parallel specialist lectures for underground and surface blasting topics.  The total duration of these parallel sessions is about three days.


Best wishes,
Victor Morales
Vice President Europe, Middle East and Africa Mining


For more information, please contact: [email protected]



  • Arrival at the Faro Airport
  • Check-in at the Hotel



  • Registration
  • Introduction and Terminology
  • Basic Detonics
  • Explosive Properties
  • Explosive Range and Selection
  • Explosive Rock Interaction
  • Initiation Systems and Applications

(Lunch, Dinner)


  • Blast Design incl. Basic Design
  • Workshop Priming, Charging and Optimisation
(Lunch, Dinner)



  • Special Blasting Techniques
  • Environmental Impacts of Blasting
  • Blasting Hazards and Risk Management
  • Closing ceremony
  • Social activity (e.g., boat trip in Faro)
(Lunch, Dinner)



  • Site visit (mine or quarry in the area)



  • Hotel check-out
  • Departure