With all personal safety recommendations actively in place and a programme of classroom and webinar-based training programmes revised and ready for delivery, we’re releasing our schedule of 2022 learning and development courses at 2021 prices, for a limited time. 

Delegates who book their 2022 place on one of our industry leading Explosives Awareness, Shotfiring & Explosives Supervisor, or MPQC SPA Quarry Passport courses before 10 December 2021 will benefit from the current course price.  

As a market-leading provider of blasting and commercial explosives-related training courses, we’ve continued delivering a series of programmes in recent months and excelled in successfully developing our online teaching schemes, from tutor to screen. 

With opportunities to safely revisit the classroom environment now possible, we’re blending our learning and development formats to offer training programmes both virtually, and face-to-face.

Our new training course dates are detailed below, with online or classroom delivery specified. To make a learning enquiry, or to reserve a space at the current price before 10 December, telephone: 01773 832253, or email: Learning@epc-groupe.co.uk

Explosives Awareness Courses 

A course specifically designed to develop understanding and good practice on-site, with a focus on fundamentals, types, initiation systems, live firing, legislation hazard classifications, emergency procedures and personal safety.

Classroom course availability
Venture Crescent, Alfreton:

9 March 2022

10 March 2022

“Our courses contribute directly to the ongoing training and professional advancement of our industry and its individuals.”

EPC-UK Shotfiring

Shotfiring Courses 

Covering the awareness principles in addition to bench blasting processes, flyrock, hole loading, shotfiring operations, and avoidance and handling of misfires.

Classroom course availability
Venture Crescent, Alfreton:

10-13 Jan 2022
Exam 14 Jan 2022

25–28 April 2022
Exam 29 April 2022

10–13 October 2022
Exam 14 October 2022

Webinar course availability

11-14 July 2022
Exam 15 July 2022

“Utilising the latest explosives technology, our trainers have many years of industry experience and knowledge, all of which is distilled into our comprehensive training courses, both bespoke and modular.”  

Role and Responsibilities of Sentries

Explosives Supervisor Courses

Offering structured training on necessary explosive techniques, sequencing, organisation, planning and legislation with relevance to Supervisors.

Classroom course availability
Venture Crescent, Alfreton:

4-7 April 2022
Exam 8 April 2022

24–27 October 2022
Exam 28 October 2022

Webinar course availability

25-28 July 2022
Exam 29 July 2022

The full training course comprises 4 modules: Quarry Shotfiring, Blast Calculation and Design, Environmental Control and Safety and Legislation. Bespoke courses can be planned for customers’ specific requirements on any blasting and related topics.”

EPC-UK Blasting manager

SPA Quarry Passport Webinar Courses

The Full SPA Mineral Product Passport training course, which provides a nationally recognised standard of health and safety assurance for contractors working within the mineral extraction and products industries, can be completed online via one of our award-winning webinars.

Full Passport Webinar course availability:

24-25 Jan 2022

7-8 Feb 2022

7-8 March 2022

9-10 May 2022

27-28 June 2022

18-19 July 2022

5-6 Sept 2022

3-4 Oct 2022

7-8 Nov 2022

13-14 Dec 2022

“This two-day course is designed to enhance knowledge and raise contractors’ awareness of their responsibilities for safety and enable them to identify hazards and minimise any risk.”

Refresher Webinar course availability:

25 Jan 2022

8 Feb 2022

8 March 2022

10 May 2022

28 June 2022

19 July 2022

6 Sept 2022

4 Oct 2022

8 Nov 2022

14 Dec 2022

“The SPA Mineral Products Passport lasts for three years, with your passport ceasing to be valid once it reaches its expiry date. We offer a one-day renewal course to ensure you – and your colleagues – remain safe and healthy.”

EPC-UK Blasting manager

Full Initial ADR Core, Packages, Tanks and Class 1 Courses

Accredited by JAUPT and SQA, our full initial ADR course covers tank packages and classes 1-9, excluding class 7. We also include the full 35 hours of periodic training required by JAUPT.

Classroom course availability
Venture Crescent, Alfreton:

W/C 17 Jan 2022 – 6 days of training

W/C 6 June 2022 – 6 days of training

W/C 5 Dec 2022 – 6 days of training

“As we specialise in the manufacture, storage and transportation of petroleum chemicals and explosives worldwide, our trainers, with their years of experience and accumulated knowledge, are well placed to provide the very highest level of transport training in the industry. We are also proud to be a member of – and accredited to – the National Logistics Training Consortium, which allows us to share our industry expertise to assist you in achieving driving excellence.”

For further online information, visit the Training page of our website