Surface Shotfirer (SS2312-04) WA Perth with Mick Smith (MJS Mining Services)
Surface Shotfirers manage all aspects of the explosives loading, tie-up and firing of blasts in opencut mining, quarrying and surface construction operations. Shotfiring is a statutory position and shotfirers are generally appointed and written into the mine record.
Units of Competency
RIIBLA205E – Store, Handle and Transport Explosives
RIIBLA301E – Conduct Surface Shotfiring Operations
RIIBLA305E – Conduct Secondary Blasting
This course is for persons wanting to complete the Surface Shotfirer training course for the units of competency in order to become licensed.
Most operations and regulators require persons to have a Shotfiring License in order to be appointed.
Successful trainees will receive a Statement of Attainment that will support an application for a Shotfirers license in all states and Territories. (See below for additional requirements)