Open Pit Drill and Blast

Drill into best practices for optimising your drill and blast pattern designs and increasing blast safety

Design, load, and analyse your blast with safety in mind

Drill and blast designs are crucial for downstream mining success. Knowing how to layout and load blast holes, run blast reports, edit holes, and adjust explosive tie-ins will help you create effective designs and increase blast accuracy and blast safety.

Register for Open Pit Drill and Blast to learn:

  • Best practices for drill pattern design.
  • How to tie-up blast holes and run analyses on your explosives design.
  • Techniques to help you adjust your blast for optimal safety.
  • Tips on modifying existing blasts and blast holes.

What you will learn in this drill and blast course for open pit mines

Drill pattern design

Discover several ways to lay out holes to meet site requirements.


Explosives design

Learn how to control hole firing sequence, tie-up blast holes, and run analyses on your explosives design.

Drill and blast display

Display blast holes that meet conditional statements and quickly display postings.

Drill and blast analysis

Generate several reports to optimise explosives cost and further ensure safe conditions.

Is Open Pit Drill and Blast the course for you?

Register for Open Pit Drill and Blast to solidify your blast design skills while learning techniques that can help you ensure your design is optimised for blast safety.

You should take Open Pit Drill and Blast if:

  • You are getting started with Drill and Blast tools in Vulcan.
  • You want to learn how to use newer Drill and Blast tools to optimise blast safety.
  • You need to provide blast reports or presentations.