The project called PECCS – Pan European Competence Certificate for Shot firers/blast designers by EFEE (European Federation of Explosive Engineers) has been created as a course, according to the valid European Shot-firer Requirements, for a standardised assessment of technical competences and knowledge of the shot firer / blast designer profession in European Union. 

The Course is based on a material with 6 chapters from a previous project called ESSEEM and 3 additional chapters have been added about Tunnelling, Contour blasting and Health and safety – all on level 4-5 according to EQF. The materials have been created and modernised by very experienced and appreciated specialists in 8 different countries from Europe. All partners of PECCS project have collaborated to add exercises and exams to the materials, including a Guidebook for teachers and Testing Environment for students – it is a  part of EFEE Education System which aims to have a EU directive for this profession. Please see also www.peccs.datel.ee 

The materials will be available for all educational entities, universities and authorities who are interested in using the materials. In order to gain access to the PECCS materials all you need to do is write an e-mail to info@shotfirer.eu and we will guide you through the process. The materials are free of charge. 

The project was funded by European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme.