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Seismic Blaster Safety Training

Learn about the principles of seismic exploration and gain an understanding of the safety practices behind blasting activities.

This course has been developed in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Geophysical Contractors (CAGC) and government representatives from Western Canada to provide a minimum industry training standard for blasting in seismic exploration.


Workers engaged in seismic shot-hole drilling and blasting activities


  • Principles of seismic exploration
  • Seismic explosives and accessories
  • Storage and transportation
  • Safe work practices
  • Government regulations


  • You must be at least 18 years of age
  • You must present government issued photo identification (i.e., driver’s license, passport, etc.) at the start of the course
  • Have a minimum of six months hands-on experience as a blaster’s assistant in the past 36 months immediately preceding the course date
  • Be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Have completed the prescribed Seismic Blaster Safety Training application form and possess current Standard First Aid certification or equivalent

    Note: You may also take this course solely for general informational purposes. In this case, there are no prerequisites and no written examination, and only an Enform Record of Attendance will be issued.


  • Complete the Seismic Blaster Safety Training application form. Applications must be received for approval by Enform at least two working days prior to the course date
  • A separate application form is to be submitted to Saskatchewan Industry and Resources by the participant or employer following successful completion of the Enform training course in order to obtain the Saskatchewan permit. This application must be accompanied by a copy of the Enform training certificate, as well as a copy of the participant’s current Standard First Aid Certificate

Upon successful completion of the written examination, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that is valid for five years.

Enform also issues an interprovincial Seismic Blaster’s permit, valid throughout the Yukon, Northwest Territories, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba to those who successfully completing the prescribed interprovincial Seismic Blaster’s examination.

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