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Explosives Handler-Curricullum\Syllabus

Author:Asha|May 17th, 2019

This course encompasses 4 out of 4 National Occupational Standards (NOS) of “Explosives Handler” Qualification Pack issued by “Skill Council for Mining Sector”.

Sr.No. Module  Key learning Outcomes  Equipment Required 
1 Introduction
Theory Duration (hh:mm) 10:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 26:00
Corresponding NOS Code Bridge Module
  • Outlines of general discipline in the class room(Do’s &Don’ts) 
  • Explain the role of explosive handler in mining industry 
  • Illustrate benching in quarries, dressing of overhangs, undercuts, fencing, first aid and hygiene 
  • Illustrate the standing orders in force at the mine. 
  • Practice safety in the vicinity of machinery. 
  • Recall the characterize the shot-firing and safety regulations. 
  • Decide where to take shelter at the time of blasting 
  • Use the basic skills of communication 
  • Underline the basic reading capabilities to enable reading of signs, notices and/or cautions at site
Computer with Internet, LCD Projector
2 Handling, examining, and identifying explosives
Theory Duration (hh:mm) 40:00 Practical Duration (hh:mm) 80:00
Corresponding NOS Code MIN/N0212
  • Identify the different types of explosives and their use 
  • Identify the different types of detonators and their use. 
  • Ensure the use of variety gauges and equipment such as galvanometer, multi-meters, ring gauges etc. to detect defects and deterioration in explosive materials. 
  • Examine shot holes and test firing circuits 
  • Prepare quality deficiency reports
Helmet, Dust mask Goggles, Ear Plug, Gloves, Reflective Jacket, Safety Belt, Gum Boots/ Safety shoes, Fire Extinguisher Cylinders, First Aid Box, Fire Fighting Charts, First Aid Charts, Computer with Internet, Demonstration Table, Aluminum box, Wooden box, Dummy explosive, Exploder, Blasting Cable, Pin Up Boards, White Board
3 Receipt, storage, packing, issue, and transportation of explosives
Theory Duration (hh:mm) 20:00
Practical Duration (hh:mm) 40:00
Corresponding NOS Code MIN/N0213
  • Analyze and assign condition codes to stored /received explosives. 
  • Ensure proper package of unserviceable explosives for storage 
  • Examine damage-in-transit examination of the received explosives 
  • Prepare and maintain transit slips for each issue and return transaction 
  • Ensures all explosives are properly packaged, marked and labeled in compliance with directives and regulations 
  • Examine vehicles prior to loading to determine if the vehicle is suitable for transportation of hazardous materials 
  • Recall drivers on proper route plans, fire-fighting procedures and safety concerns prior to release of the vehicle
Helmet, Dust mask Goggles, Ear Plug, Gloves, Reflective Jacket, Safety Belt, Gum Boots/ Safety shoes, Fire Extinguisher Cylinders, First Aid Box, Fire Fighting Charts, First Aid Charts, Computer with Internet, Demonstration Table, Aluminum box, Wooden box, Dummy explosive, Exploder, Blasting Cable, Pin Up Boards, White Board 
4 Carry out documentation and reporting
Theory Duration (hh:mm) 15:00
Practical Duration (hh:mm) 37:00
Corresponding NOS Code MIN/N0214
  • Report problems/incidents in a timely manner 
  • Follow reporting procedures as prescribed by the employer 
  • Identify documentation to be completed in one’s role 
  • Record details accurately using the appropriate format 
  • Ensure completion of all documentation within stipulated time.
  • Ensure documents are available to appropriate authorities to inspect
Helmet, Dust Mask, Goggles, Ear Plug, Gloves, Reflective Jacket, Safety Belt, Gum Boots/ Safety shoes, Fire Extinguisher Cylinders, First Aid Box, Fire Fighting Charts, First Aid Charts, Computer with Internet, Demonstration Table, Aluminum box, Wooden box, Dummy explosive, Exploder, Blasting Cable, Aluminum container
5 Health & Safety
Theory Duration (hh:mm) 20:00
Practical Duration (hh:mm) 62:00
Corresponding NOS Code MIN/N0204
  • Categorize storage and transport of hazardous materials
  • compliant with safety guidelines prescribed by DGMS. 
  • Function how to deal with misfires as per statutory requirement
  • Outline the safety regulations and procedures in case of fire hazard. 
  • Make use of various grades of fire extinguishers. 
  • Adopt responsibly and safety, so that safety of yourself and other is not at risk, including members of the public 
  • Demonstrate, careful practices in handling explosives. 
  • Identify characteristics of post-blast fumes and take necessary precautions. 
  • Make use of safety gear such as hard hat, respiratory protection, eye protection, ear protection
Helmet, Dust Mask, Goggles, Ear Plug, Gloves, Reflective Jacket, Safety Belt, Gum Boots/ Safety shoes, Fire Extinguisher Cylinders, First Aid Box, Fire Fighting Charts, First Aid Charts, Computer with Internet, Demonstration Table, Aluminum box, Wooden box, Dummy explosive, Exploder, Blasting Cable, Aluminum container
Total Duration

Theory Duration 105:00 Practical Duration 245:00

Unique Equipment Required:

Explosive Van as per DGMS, Helmet, Dust Mask, Goggles, Ear Plug, Gloves, Reflective Jacket, Safety Belt, Gum Boots/ Safety shoes, Fire Extinguisher Cylinders, First Aid Box, Fire Fighting Charts, First Aid Charts, Aluminum box, Wooden box, Dummy explosive, Exploder, Blasting Cable

Grand Total Course Duration: 350 Hours, 0 Minutes (This syllabus/ curriculum has been approved by SSC: Skill Council for Mining Sector)

 

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