Explosives Awareness



The awareness course explains what explosives are, what they are used for, why they are used and the controls in place to prevent unnecessary risk whilst working with them. The course also identifies the roles and responsibilities of those working with explosives

Product Information

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to provide candidates with information to help them and their colleagues remain safe while explosives are being used offshore.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify what explosives are
  • Describe some of the uses for explosives offshore
  • Explain why explosives are used
  • Explain the authorisation process for using explosives
  • Describe how explosives are detonated and the dangers of other sources of induced currents
  • Identify typical strategies to prevent accidental detonations
  • Identify work to be ceased when explosives are to be used
  • Identify those authorised to handle explosives
  • Describe the measures taken to store explosives safely
  • Identify your responsibilities before and during the use of explosives

Additional Information

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Knowledge Check: 20 Questions Final Assessment

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows (7,8,10) and Apple Mac
  • Browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari
  • Additional Hardware: Please ensure that you have headphones or speakers


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