The EFEE Shotfiring Committee is working with the harmonization of the educational requirements for the shotfirer in Europe in order to enhance free mobility.
Educations in the EFEE-participating countries have been systematically analyzed by the committee to understand if their national educations meet the requirements set by EFEE. (See EFEE approved countries below.)
EFEE has previously issued more than 300 EFEE Shotfirer Certificates to applicants holding a national shotfirer license from a country which is considered to meet the set EFEE requirements. At the Council meeting in September 2014 it was decided that the issue of EFEE Shotfirer Certificated should be discontinued. The Shotfirer Committee is however continuing its project to harmonize education in EU to enhance free mobility.
NEW EFFE Project regarding harmonization
With this project called PECCS – Pan European Competency Certificate for Shot firer/blast designers, EFEE’s (European Federation of Explosive Engineers) aim is to create a course, according to the valid European Shot firer Requirements, for a standardised assessment of technical competencies for the shot firer / blast designer profession in European Union.
The Course will be based on a material with 6 chapters from a previous project and an additional chapter will be added about blasting tunnels, the materials will be worked through and modernised. During this project all partners collaborate to add exercises, exams to the materials and all this will be put together for a course which also will be available as online course in order to reach as many people as possible.
The outcomes of this project: the materials with examining questions, exercises, the course based on these materials and the online courses, will be available on the internet for free on www.shotfirer.eu. In order to maintain a good quality and appropriate educational outcome of the courses we will create a Guidebook based on the learning material for trainers and shot firers who want to learn independently online.
The project is funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme.