Explosive Security Officers Course - Cranfield University - 19 September 2019 - Fully Booked

Event Details


Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED.  If you are interested in attending an ESO course but missed this one, you can register your interest by contacting Sharon Quinton at the PSS office - sharon.quinton@portskillsandsafety.co.uk



PSS are pleased to announce that we are planning on running an Explosive Security Officer’s (ESO) course on Thursday 19 September 2019As this is a very popular course it is recommended that you book early to avoid any disappointment.

This one-day course runs from 0845 to 1630 and will be held at Cranfield University - the UK’s Defence Academy in Shrivenham and delivered by Gavin Dunhill of Cranfield University and Dr Qamar Khan of HSE. Cranfield University is the academic partner of the Ministry of Defence.

The course fee is £480 + VAT.

About the Course

The Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016 (DGHAR) came into force on 1 October 2016. The previous Approved Code of Practice on the Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (DSHAR) (COP18) and the relevant guidance document (HS(R)27) have now been withdrawn. This course addresses the changes to the Regulations; the role of an ESO and their responsibilities as laid out by the Regulations as well as the nature of explosives and security arrangements.


Outline of topics

  • Dangerous Goods in Harbour Areas Regulations 2016 (DGHAR)
  • Technology of Explosives
  • ESO Responsibilities
  • Explosives Licensing
  • Explosive Materials
  • Explosives Security


Who should attend?

This course is aimed at preparing the ESO for their new role is suitable for:

  • ESOs
  • Those with ESO responsibilities
  • Those responsible for ESOs


Some of the changes to the HSE Regulations will have an impact on explosives safety but will not significantly affect the actual Licence. However, we recommend that you conduct a risk assessment to identify if personnel should retake the Explosives Security Officers course to keep them up to date with requirements in this field.

There are already a limited number of places available, and these will be assigned on a first come first served basis. If you are interested in attending, please complete the attached form and return to the PSSL office as soon as possible.  The closing date for this course is 1 September 2019.



Please note: No refunds will be made in respect of cancellations however a named substitute can be made by email up to two weeks before the course date.

Substitutions cannot be accepted after this time


ESO Course Registration Form - 19 September 2019 Word document (70.26 KB) Download (70.26 KB)
ESO Timetable - 19 September 2019 PDF (129.09 KB) Download (129.09 KB)