13. Training of persons in handling of explosives –
(1) Every person other than a qualified shortfirer or blaster who is likely to be employed on a job which involves handling of explosives shall , before he is so employed, in addition to the course of training specified, under Chapter III or Chapter IV as the case may be , undergo a course of training in the handling and use of explosives , as detailed in the Sixth Schedule. Every person who has undergone the said training shall undergo the training again before re-employment if he has not worked in handling explosives for a continuous period of six months or more before such re-employment. The training under this rule shall be arranged that the persons concerned can attend the same conveniently either before or after their normal working hours.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub rule (I), in the case of metalliferous mines having opencast working only, the course of training may be confined to not less than four lectures and demonstration covering only such items of the Sixth Schedule as refer to opencast working and general principals of shotfiring.