Explosives Handling

Controlled Explosions

Minimum 12th Technical and gallery training as per first schedule, Mining Vocational Training Rules (MVTR) 1966Training in handling explosives as per sixth schedule, Mining Vocational Training Rules (MVTR) 1966Refresher training if he has not handled explosives for a continuous period of six months before re-employment

Certified training for Person Handling Explosives (programme aligned to MIN/Q 0405 released by Skill Council for Mining Sector)Trained in safety procedures and guidelines for mining operations prescribed by DGMS

Six months prior association with explosives at an operating mine site

The tasks a Person Handling Explosives is expected to perform include: Storing, transporting and handling explosives Following extensive safety precautions

Ability to follow extensive safety precautions

Knowledge of locally prepared emergency response/disaster management plan

Knowledge of different types of explosives, their composition and categorization

Knowledge of the difference between low and high explosives

Knowledge of various firing techniques and use of safety fuse and detonating fuse

Proficiency in different types of detonators and their use

Knowledge of magazine keeping and storage of explosives on the surface and below ground

Adept in vibration analysis and how to measure vibrations

Knowledge of velocity of detonation and how to measure velocity of detonation

Accustomed to handling and being around chemicals and explosives

Knowledge of the techniques and equipment used to examine highly specialized items such as hazardous materials, explosives, toxic chemicals and flammables

Diligent and hardworking

Accuracy in work


Ability to work under pressure

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Contractual work and part-time jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 10/12 hourseveryday.Thismayvaryfrom company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered highly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include hearing or vision damage due to loud noises or harmful dust particles in the air

Health risks include burns and injuries, suffocation and smothering

For freshers - INR 8,000 to INR 9,000 per month For candidates with experience - INR 15,000 to INR 18,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

The Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines. It is still dominated by the mining industries, both public and private, which account for about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has the large number of employees, including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian mining industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity, stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.

Given the positive forecast for the industry, it will have a trickle-down effect on the job opportunities for a Person Handling Explosives.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Chief Controller of Explosives

National Civil Defence College

Netture Technical Training Foundation (NTTF)Anant Learning and Development

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