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WFTR 167 - Seismic Blasting Safety Training
Course Details
Course Code:
WFTR 167

Precluded Courses:

Calendar Description:
This one-day course has been developed in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors and government representatives from western Canada to provide a minimum industry training standard for blasting in seismic exploration. It is intended for workers engaged in seismic shot hole drilling and blasting activities.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 8
Lecture Hours: 8

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Participants must have the following prerequisites:
-Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age
-Must have a minimum of six months hands-on experience as a blaster's assistant in the past 36 months immediately preceding the course date
-Must have the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
-Must have the completion of the prescribed Seismic Blaster Safety Training application form
-Must have a current Standard First Aid Certification or Equivalent.

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Topics include:
-Principles of Seismic Exploration
-Introduction to Seismic Explosives and Accessories
-Safe Storage and Transportation of Seismic Explosives
-Safe Work Practices for Seismic Explosives
-Regulations Pertaining To Seismic Blasting

Appendix A: Glossary of Terms
Appendix B: CAGC Recommended Practice - Blow-Outs/ Delayed Blowout Procedures
Appendix C: CAGC Recommended Practice - Drilling Alone
Appendix D: CAGC Safety Alert Bulletin - Loading Explosives Safely
Appendix E: Requirements for Abandoned Shot-Holes in BC
Appendix F: Unexploded Charges - Requirements for Reporting - BC, AB, SK
Appendix G: Minimum Separation Distances, Alberta OHS Code - Schedule 10
Appendix H: CAGC Recommended Practice - Use of Detonating Cord in Seismic Data Acquisition
Appendix I: Legislation
Appendix J: References

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this course students will be able to:
-Identify Principles of Seismic Exploration
-Discuss Seismic Explosives and Accessories
-Identify Storage and Transportation of Seismic Explosives
-Identify Safe Work Practices for Seismic Explosives
-Articulate Regulations Pertaining To Seismic Blasting

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Blasters Log Book (1 per student)

Text Books:

Required - ENFORM, Seismic Blasting Safety Training
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