Our specialist EPC-UK Learning & Development division is renowned for being an industry leading provider of blasting and commercial explosives training courses. Our programmes are both comprehensive and expertly delivered, with learning schemes designed to provide essential training updates and compliance awareness for operators and supervisors.

The EPC-UK Learning & Development team can deliver courses through classroom sessions at our specialist training centre in Derbyshire and, when applicable, via online learning resources. Our course prospectus includes:

  • SPA Quarry Passport Webinar, Full and Refresher
  • Full Initial ADR Core, Packages, Tanks and Class 1 
  • Shotfiring 
  • Explosives Supervisor 

Register your interest

Below are the remaining course dates for 2022. High levels of demand for both our Shotfirer and Explosive Supervisor training mean that both courses are currently fully subscribed. However, if you wish to take either course during 2022, please contact the Learning & Development team, as if interest is sufficient, additional dates may be made available subject to trainer availability. 

To make a learning enquiry, or to reserve a space, telephone: 01773 832253, or email: Learning@epc-groupe.co.uk

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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:

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:

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 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.”

EPC-UK Shotfiring

Shotfiring Courses 

Covering awareness principles in addition to bench blasting processes, flyrock, hole loading, shotfiring operations, and avoidance and handling of misfires, this specialist course also includes a live firing practical demonstration, providing students with a clear and full understanding of the nature and use of explosives. This live demonstration element is unique to EPC-UK’s delivery programme and is performed by Explosives Engineers who are active in the industry.

*Classroom and webinar course dates are currently full for 2022. Please contact the Learning & Development team to enquire about additional date possibilities.*

“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.”  

EPC-UK Blasting manager

Explosives Supervisor Courses

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

*Classroom and webinar course dates are currently full for 2022. Please contact the Learning & Development team to enquire about additional date possibilities.*

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.”

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