This Sub Skill Module is intended to promote knowledge and understanding of making up primers and charging holes on surface mines and quarries in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.
People credited with this Sub Skill Module are able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of explosives handling, transport and storage.
- Make up a primer.
- Prepare to charge shot holes with explosives and accessories.
- Charge shot holes with explosives.
- Perform post-charging activities.
The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this Sub Skill Module are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth of the mining and minerals sector.