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Module 371: Drill small diameter blast holes using a percussion drilling rig and compressor



This Sub Skill Module will be useful for persons who intend following a career in the mining and minerals sector.

People credited with this Sub Skill Module are able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of blasting operations in Surface excavations.
  • Prepare for quarry blasting.
  • Charge up and initiate the blast.
  • Treat and blast misfires.
  • Destroy old explosives.
  • Conduct post-blasting operations.

This Sub Skill Module is intended to promote general skills, knowledge and understanding of blasting materials in surface excavations in the mining and minerals sector in order to ensure knowledgeable and informed workers.

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