bomb disposal technician




Bomb disposal technicians search areas using special equipment such as metal detectors, or using trained animals, for the presence of land mines and bombs, and remove the explosive materials according to safety regulations. After the search for and location of mines and bombs, they disarm them aiming to avoid any risk of detonation, and ensure the area is cleared before disarming and removal procedures.

Scope notes

Includes marine minesweepers. 
Includes people working underwater.

Alternative label

  • bomb disposal expert

  • sapper

  • armed forces soldier

  • mine disposal technician

  • bomb disposal officer

  • minesweeper

  • ordnance technician

Regulatory aspect

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Optional skills and competences

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