Important to know

Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requires that all workers who handle, prepare, fire, burn or destroy an explosive must hold a valid blaster’s permit in a form approved by a Director of Inspection.

Authorized training courses

Seismic Blasting

Energy Safety Canada (formerly ENFORM)
Seismic Blaster’s Safety Training Course

Nisku Training Centre
1803 11 Street
Nisku, AB T9E 1A8
Phone: 780-955-7770
Fax: 780-955-2454

Calgary Office and Training Centre
5055 11 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8N4
Phone: 403-516-8000
Toll free: 1-800-667-5557
Fax: 403-516-8166

Oilwell Blasting (Perforating)

Energy Safety Canada (formerly ENFORM)
Oilwell Perforators (Blaster's) Safety Training Course

Nisku Training Centre
1803 11 Street
Nisku, AB T9E 1A8
Phone: 780-955-7770
Fax: 780-955-2454

Calgary Office and Training Centre
5055 11 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 8N4
Phone: 403-516-8000
Toll free: 1-800-667-5557
Fax: 403-516-8166

Beaver Dam Blasting / Boiler Blasting / Surface (General) Blasting

DAMet Services Ltd.
Beaver Dam Blasting Safety & Application Workshop
Basic Explosives Safety & Applications for Limited Surface Blasting
Basic Explosives Course for Boiler Blasting

48082 230 Avenue East
Foothills, AB T1S 4A8
David Metcalfe
Phone: 403-540-6713
Email: info@damet.ca
Website: http://www.damet.ca/

Theatrical / Special Effects (Pyrotechnics)

Natural Resources Canada (NRC)
Explosives Regulatory Division
Pyrotechnics Special Effects Course
(Must have achieved “Pyrotechnician” or “Special Effects Pyrotechnician” certification by NRC)

1431 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G1
Rachel Robbins
Phone: 613-948-5172
Fax: 613-948-5195

Avalanche Control

Canadian Avalanche Association

P.O. Box 2759
Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
Ian Tomm
Phone: 250-837-2435
Fax: 250-837-4624

Note: Only theory portion is approved as ACA does not provide practical portion of the training.

DAMet Services Ltd.
Basic Explosives Course for Avalanche Control Blasting

48082 230 Avenue East
Foothills, AB T1S 4A8
David Metcalfe
Phone: 403-540-6713
Email: info@damet.ca
Website: http://www.damet.ca/

High Energy Joining

Aluminum Pipe Systems
High Energy Joining Course (aluminum pipes)

R.R. #4
Eckville, AB T0M 0X0
Cliff Skocdopole
Phone: 403-746-6060
Fax: 403-746-3330

Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops Ltd.
High Energy Joining Course (aluminum pipes)

#201, 115 Portage Close
Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2R5
Lyle Kuzik
Phone: 780-406-6543
Fax: 780-416-6544

Burndy Canada (former Implo Technologies Inc.)
Handling and Installation of Implo products (high tension cable joining)

870 Brock Rd South
Pickering, ON L1W 1Z8
Genti Gorja
Phone: 905-421-6126
Fax: 905-513-9083

Contact

To connect with OHS:

Phone: 780-415-8690 (Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-866-415-8690 
TTY: 780-427-9999 (Edmonton)
TTY: 1-800-232-7215

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