Safe Drilling and Blasting Course now available

Two venues:

Date: Wednesday 19th April 2017
Time: 8:30am-3pm
Venue: Level 8, Deloitte Tower, 80 Queen Street, Auckland
Book Auckland Course

Date: Thursday 20th April 2017
Christchurch Course CANCELLED

Many small mines and quarries rely on contractors to conduct drilling and blasting at their site. Contractors bring a level of expertise in drill and blast that many sites do not have amongst their workforce. Like all workers, however, contractors need to be managed to ensure they comply with safety system requirements at the site, that they are competent, fit to do the work, and that their equipment is suitable for its intended use.
This course gives participants some simple rules of thumb, together with some ideas on how best to manage drilling and blasting processes at their site.

Presenter’s comments:
This is not a shotfirers course nor one that contains a lot of technical information.
The day is about helping participants to identify hazards around drilling and blasting, and giving them some simple tools with which to safely manage the drilling and blasting processes at their site.
As many contract out these processes, contractor management, as it pertains to drill and blast, is a key topic during the day.
Wayne will also share experiences of what can happen when it does go wrong, and how you can manage some of these potential issues.

1 day

Potential Participants:
This interactive and practical workshop is aimed at small mine/quarry operators,
quarry managers and supervisors, and safety support staff.

CPD Hours
6 Hrs (Leadership Formal Training)

Topics Covered
This workshop covers:
• basic understanding of explosives and how they work
• managing contractors
• legal compliance
• ‘rules of thumb’ in blast design and planning
• what you should be managing when it comes to drill and blast activities, quality control in a quarry manufacturing process.

Wayne Scott