Training and Assessing centre provides the industry with a
comprehensive level of expertise for fulfilling the core requirements
within the drilling and explosives sector.
Under the guidelines issued by MPQC and the HSE, formal training and
assessment is required for all operatives wishing to become involved
with blasting operations. Training is mapped to National Occupational
Standards, ensuring that personnel have the required knowledge for the
relevant standards that apply for shotfirers, explosives supervisors
and operators of bulk explosives trucks.
Supporting the Industry
As a leading supplier of commercial explosives and related services,
no-one is more aware of the critical contribution that training and
technical understanding makes to the efficient and safe application of
explosives technology. Our range of training courses and assessment
procedures are available to every user of commercial explosives
throughout the country. EPC-UK's commitment to the blasting industry is
reflected in the company's representation on the various advisory
panels representing explosives users both in the UK and in Europe.
Core Area Training Actively
involved in the explosives field on a day-to-day basis, EPC-UK
personnel are well placed to provide practical training courses and
assessment within the industry's core areas. These courses address a
range of issues, including health and safety, blast design, initiation
techniques, blasting legislation, environmental disturbance and product
EPC-UK's training courses invariably lead to assessment to national
standards and are accredited by MPQC. Courses also comply with the
requirements of the Quarry Regulations Approved Code of Practice.
Courses or individual modules are available for all quarry personnel
including Shotfirers, Supervisors, Engineers and Managers. Training
courses available for other industries using explosives include mining,
construction, dimension stone, civil engineering, tunnelling and