Explosives safety worker training

Explosives safety worker training

Alberta workers can qualify to apply for a non-mining blaster’s permit by completing one of these government-approved courses.

 

What’s important to know

Alberta’s OHS Regulation requires that all workers who handle, prepare, fire, burn or destroy an explosive must hold a valid blaster’s permit in a form approved by a Director of Inspection.

Approved training courses

 

Seismic Blasting

ENFORM
Seismic Blaster’s Safety Training Course

Nisku Training Centre
1803-11 Street
Nisku AB T9E 1A8
Phone: 780-955-7770
Fax: 780-955-2454

Calgary Office and Training Center
5055-11 Street NE
Calgary AB T2E 8N4
Phone: 403-516-8000
Toll free: 1-800-667-5557
Fax: 403-516-8166

Oilwell Blasting (Perforating)

ENFORM
Oilwell Perforators (Blaster’s) Safety Training Course

Nisku Training Centre
1803-11 Street
Nisku AB T9E 1A8
Phone: 780-955-7770
Fax: 780-955-2454

Calgary Office and Training Center
5055-11 Street NE
Calgary AB T2E 8N4
Phone: 403-516-8000
Toll free: 1-800-667-5557
Fax: 403-516-8166

Beaver Dam Blasting / Boiler Blasting / Surface (General) Blasting

Xtreme Mining & Demolition Inc.
Blasting Training Course

Box 45, Site 502 RR5
Saskatoon SK S7K 3J8
Leonard Banga
Phone: 306-652-4168
Fax: 866-847-4815

DAMet Services Ltd.
Beaver Dam Blasting Safety & Application Workshop
Basic Explosives Safety & Applications for Limited Surface Blasting
Basic Explosives Course for Boiler Blasting

48082–230 Avenue East
Foothills AB T1S 4A8
David Metcalfe
Phone: 403-540-6713
Email
Website: www.damet.ca

Theatrical / Special Effects (Pyrotechnics)

Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
Explosives Regulatory Division
Pyrotechnics Special Effects Course (Must have achieved “Pyrotechnician” or “Special Effects Pyrotechnician” certification by NRC)

1431 Merivale Road
Ottawa ON K1A 0G1
Rachel Robbins
Phone: 613-948-5172
Fax: 613-948-5195

Avalanche Control

Canadian Avalanche Association

P.O. Box 2759
Revelstoke BC V0E 2S0
Ian Tomm
Phone: 250-837-2435
Fax: 250-837-4624

DAMet Services Ltd.
Basic Explosives Course for Avalanche Control Blasting

48082–230 Avenue East
Foothills AB T1S 4A8
David Metcalfe
Phone: 403-540-6713
Email
Website: www.damet.ca

Wildlife Capturing

DAMet Services Ltd.
Safe Handling of Explosives Materials for Wildlife Capture

48082–230 Avenue East
Foothills AB T1S 4A8
David Metcalfe
Phone: 403-540-6713
Email
Website: www.damet.ca

High Energy Joining

Aluminum Pipe Systems
High Energy Joining Course (aluminum pipes)

R.R. #4
Eckville AB T0M 0X0
Cliff Skocdopole
Phone: 403-746-6060
Fax: 403-746-3330

Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd.
High Energy Joining Course (aluminum pipes)

#201, 115 Portage Close
Sherwood Park AB T8H 2R5
Lyle Kuzik
Phone: 780-416-6543
Fax: 780-416-6544

Burndy Canada (former Implo Technologies Inc.)
Handling and Installation of Implo products (high tension cable joining)

870 Brock Rd South
Pickering ON L1W 1Z8
Genti Gorja
Phone: 905-513-9084
Fax: 905-513-9083

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Modified: 2016-11-29
PID: 1347

Contact OHS

1-866-415-8690 (toll-free)
780-415-8690 (Edmonton)

TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215

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