Blasting Knowledge

Blasting has long been associated with mining as a key activity to extract rock and minerals from the earth.  It has become a highly specialised area requiring excellent technical skills of those involved.  Good blasting techniques have a direct benefit to mining operations because well designed blasts reduce risks associated with health and safety concerns and improve operations through efficient extraction and environmental management.  

Who should attend?

  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Blasting Engineers
  • Shot-firers

What will I learn?

  • Drilling
  • Alternatives to Blasting
  • Explosives – General
  • Blasting Agents
  • Detonators and Accessories
  • Explosive Control and Transport
  • Initiation and Priming Systems
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Blast Design
  • Specialist Blasting Techniques
  • Geotechnical Implications

How will I benefit?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply blasting theory in the workplace
  • Better understand the concepts and principles of blasting in a mining environment
  • Understand how to research related topics in order to satisfy CPD
  • Improve safety within the working environment
  • Interpret data with a view to improving blasting performance and hence costs to the business
  • Work together as part of a team

What's included?

  • Training course notes
  • Certificate
  • 50 CPD hours accredited by the Institute of Quarrying.

Contact us

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Anna Murphy

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