EPC-UK Webinars

Delivering industry leading training to a screen near you.

Here at EPC-UK we have expanded our industry-leading training programme with the introduction of Lifelong Learning Live Webinars.  Wherever you are in the world, you can now experience our renowned suite of courses, each led by an EPC-UK professional, in the comfort of your own home or workplace – you simply need a screen.   

Learning. Live.

Our Institute of Quarrying accredited Lifelong Learning Live courses are being delivered ‘virtually’ by our experienced industry experts. Catering for up to 20 participants, each webinar is completely interactive, giving you the opportunity to ask questions, participate in debates and initiate discussions with the instructor and your fellow course attendees.

Freedom learning

All courses are broken down into several modules which will be taught over a six-week period. Each module is presented twice a week, providing you with two separate opportunities to experience the webinar ‘live’. All modules are also recorded, and you will receive access to these recordings for up to 30 days after they have been presented ‘live’ – giving you the freedom to fit your learning around work and family commitments.

Your pace. Your environment. Your future

Regardless of specialism, level or location, these Lifelong Learning Live webinars allow you to work towards your CPD, advance your knowledge and prepare for a successful future at your own pace. 

Live interaction with peers and industry experts will provide you with real time insights into our industry, whilst webinar recordings will enable you to study at a time that is most productive for you.

Watch how it works…

Learn more about our Lifelong Learning ‘Live’ programme from Dr Rob Farnfield, head of explosives at EPC-UK, as he outlines the structure of the webinar courses, explains how they will be delivered and provides a taste of the educational content included.

Your goals

There is also the opportunity to study individual modules, rather than entire courses, providing you with even more flexibility and enabling you to create an educational path that is truly tailored to your future goals.

Learning without limits

We want to ensure that you can continue your training and develop your career regardless of your location or situation – and our Lifelong Learning Live Webinars will enable you to do just that. They will provide you with the flexibility to be able to maintain your educational journey and the expertise to succeed. 

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

Underground Mining 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

M1. Shotfiring in Miscellaneous Mines.

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

Course costs

All prices exclude examination fees.

Make an enquiry

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Email: Learning@epc-groupe.co.uk

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