Surface Blasting courses

EPC-UK is a market-leading provider of blasting and commercial explosives related training courses, delivered in a classroom environment or via online webinar. We support professionals across a diverse range of industry sectors, with courses from Explosives Awareness and Environmental Management to Shotfiring and Explosives Legislation.

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.  

Our courses are specifically designed to develop understanding and good practice on-site, with a focus on day-to-day operations, and contribute directly to the ongoing training and professional advancement of the industry and individuals.

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Our modular courses

Each course is specifically designed to combine periods of formal teaching with extensive application experience and case studies. Full course notes are provided for all participants and in many cases, include a site visit. Modular courses and assessments can lead to the explosives Supervisor Qualification. The full training course is composed of 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.

Shotfiring Course

E1. Fundamentals of Explosives

E2. Types of Explosive

E3. Initiation Systems

E4. Live Firing Demonstration

E5. Introduction to Explosives Legislation

E6. Hazard Classification and Emergency Procedures

E8. Personal Safety

Q1. Introduction to Bench Blasting

Q2. Initiation Techniques for Bench Blasting

Q3. Design of Initiation Patterns for Bench Blasting

Q4. Bench Blast Geometry, Surveying and Setting Out

Q5. Flyrock, Causes, Effect and Control

Q6. Basic Design of Bench Blasts and Blast Hole Loading

Q7. Shotfiring Operations for Bench Blasting

Q8. Causes, Avoidance and Handling of Misfires in Surface Operation

Q9. Quarries Legislation and the Blast Specification

Awareness Course

E1. Fundamentals of Explosives

E2. Types of Explosive

E3. Initiation Systems

E4. Live Firing Demonstration

E5. Introduction to Explosives Legislation

E6. Hazard Classification and Emergency Procedures

E8. Personal Safety

Explosives Supervisor Course

BD1. Explosives Characteristics for Supervisors             

BD2. Initiation Techniques for Bench Blasting

BD3. Geometry for Supervisors            

BD4. Blast Sequencing for Supervisors

BD5. Blast Design for Supervisors

BD6. Changing the Blast Design

BD7. Smooth Blasting              

SL1. Organisation and Planning           

SL2. Legislation and Codes of Practice             

SL3. The Quarries Regulations             

SL4. Misfires

EN1. Environmental Basics    

EN2. Blast Monitoring             

EN3. Vibration Monitoring and Prediction       

EN4. Environmental Control

Book your Shotfiring course

Shotfiring Classroom Course

Date: 8-11 July 2024

Live fire: 10 July 2024

Location: Venture Crescent, Alfreton

Exam: 12 July 2024

£2535/+VAT

Shotfiring Classroom Course

Date: 2-6 Sep 2024

Live fire: 4 Sep 2024

Location: Venture Crescent, Alfreton

Exam: 6 Sep 2024

£2535/+VAT

Shotfiring Classroom Course

Date: 4-7 Nov 2024

Live fire: 6 Nov 2024

Location: Venture Crescent, Alfreton

Exam: 8 Nov 2024

£2535/+VAT

All prices exclude examination fees.

Book your Explosive Supervisor course

Explosive Supervisor
Classroom Course

Date: 3-6 June 2024

Location: Venture Crescent, Alfreton

Exam: 7 June 2024

£2385/+VAT

Explosive Supervisor
Classroom Course

Date: 18-21 Nov 2024

Location: Venture Crescent, Alfreton

Exam: 22 Nov 2024

£2385/+VAT

Make an enquiry

To make a learning enquiry, please fill in the form and we will get back to you either by phone or email.

Telephone: 01773 832253
Email: Learning@epc-groupe.co.uk

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