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Bergsprengningsleder (Norway)

  • Generic name of profession

  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Authorised Rock Blaster Adviser (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :

    no EU level regulation

    National legislation:

    FOR-2017-06-15-844 Forskrift om sivil håndtering av eksplosjonsfarlige stoffer

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    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Justification for Article 7.4:

    DSB considers handling of explosives as dangerous, with potential for major damage related to improper handling and use. All use and handling must be performed by qualified personnel to ensure the professional worker’s safety, and to protect people from unwanted incidents.


    DSB also tries to minimize the risk of damage to life, health, animals, environment, technical installations and critical infrastructure as a result of lack of qualifications of the person / persons performing work related to the use and handling of explosives. Furthermore, it is important that explosive products does not get lost or stolen.

  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Virksomhetens faglige rådgiver knyttet til: • Ivaretakelse av sikkerheten ved sprengningsarbeidet • Bistå virksomhetens ledelse og under deres ansvar utarbeide – risikovurderinger – sprengningsplaner og øvrige rutiner vedr. sikker håndtering av eksplosiv vare


    The company’s professional advisor in relation to: • Safeguarding security and safety during blasting operations • Assisting the company management and under their responsibility produces risk analysis, blasting plans and maintains procedures regarding safe and secure handling of explosives.

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