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New Essential Shotfiring Knowledge course added to portfolio

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Posted 31.03.22

MP Skills has added a brand new course to its training portfolio. The Essential Shotfiring Knowledge course is now available to book. The face-to-face, four day course will take place at MP House, Eastwood, Nottingham from 23rd to 26th May.

“We are always looking to deliver relevant training and this course addresses one of the key areas in our sector. Our mission is to create highly skilled work forces; Teams able to understand the breadth of operations on-site. This is good for individual continuous professional development and also the businesses they work for.  As a result, we develop knowledgeable staff, able to think critically and work safely at all times,” said Neil Peacock, General Manager, MP Skills.

Learners will gain an understanding of explosives, detonators, shotfiring equipment and other essential matters outlined in Appendix 1 of the Quarries Regulations 1999 and ACOP. The course will prepare delegates to complete the MP Awards Shotfiring Examination and other vocational qualification assessments.

“The course also explains how practical and environmental considerations including geometry, blast design and security, are all part of the knowledge a shotfirer needs to operate safety in differing landscapes.” added Neil.

The blended learning combines lectures, demonstrations, case studies and group discussions. A comprehensive workbook complements the course and acts as a revision aid on the subject.

To reserve your place on the course, please email [email protected]  Or, call 0115 983 5755.



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