EFEE – European Federation of Explosives Engineers
The purpose of EFEE is to provide a European forum for professionals working in the field of explosives techniques in rock. In 1998, EFEE started issuing European Shotfirer Licences based on existing national licences in the member nations.
In 1998, EFEE started issuing European Shotfirer Licences based on existing national licences in the member nations. The aim is to enable this category of professional engineers to apply for jobs outside their own countries without time-consuming delays in obtaining appropriate permits. EFEE is strongly involved in current discussions concerning EU working standards in this fields.
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.