Institute of Explosives Engineers Explosives Safety & Handling Level 1


This page provides you with details of the Explosives Safety & Handling Level 1. If you have any further questions, please contact us at the number or email address in the final section. For more details, please download the course syllabus PDF.
Course Syllabus PDF

Who the course aimed at:

This course is aimed at Trainees or others wishing to enter the world of film special effects. For those already in the BECTU grading system, on completion of this course and the required number of hours experience, you will be able to apply for an upgrade to Technician through the BECTU grading scheme.

Course Aims & Objectives:

To provide SFX personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to work safely under close supervision.
To educate SFX personnel in the safe use of explosives in the SFX industry.
Provide training to a level appropriate for a sufficiently experienced Trainee to apply for an upgrade to Technician through BECTU.
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to;
 • Be aware of existing and new products and techniques in explosive SFX.
 • Understand the environmental aspects of explosive SFX and how to reduce disturbance in using them.
 • Understand the legislation, regulations, code of practice and safety requirements that need to be met to conduct safe explosive SFX (ER2014).
 • Be able to readily identify the most common explosive articles and substances used for explosive SFX and understand their limitations and safe use.

Course Duration:

Total duration: 2 days:
Day 1: Classroom based.
Day 2: Practical day with course revision and exam to finish.


£1000 including VAT per person and includes course tuition, course notes, refreshments, and lunches.
(£150 deposit is required to secure a place on the course, which is non-refundable within 15 days of the start of the course with the balance of £850 payable before the start of the course).


The Level 1 course is an Approved Programme and has received a Badge of Excellence through Open Awards and the Institute of Explosive Engineers.

Course Availability:

SFX Level 1: 20 Spaces Available On Each Course:
28-29 August 2024
13-14 November 2024

Please note these dates are offered based on numbers attending.

How to apply:

To apply for a place on the course, please contact Event Horizon Ltd by:
By Post: Event Horizon Ltd, The Old Brewery, Stagman Lane, Ashcott, Somerset TA7 9BJ
By Phone: 01458 210280

Before sending your forms in the post or via email, please ensure you have included everything needed to book your place:
Booking Form - Date of course, all sections completed and signed.
Prohibited Person Form - All sections completed and signed by the appropriate person.
Photographic ID.
Deposit paid by BACS/cheque.

Course Syllabus PDF Institute of Explosive Engineers Badge of Excellence Course Level 1 PDF Prohibited Person Form Level 1 PDF
Booking Form Level 1 PDF

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