Teaching activities in schools are usually carried out by teachers. What happens when blasters teach in vocational schools? Taufan Andrian Putra, DAHANA Site Bukit Asam PJO, gave a service session in the world of education by teaching Introduction to Drilling and Blasting Work for Mining Activities to students of the Mining Geology Department at SMKN (State Senior Vocational School) 1 Merapi Timur in, Lahat, South Sumatra on Friday, February 2, 2024.

Mr Putra said that this teaching activity was a form of professional training for students at SMKN 1 Merapi Timur in preparation for the Field Work Practices (PKL). The teaching session is expected to leave students with rigorous readiness prior to introduction to the real conditions in the world of work.

“We conveyed an introduction to technology and drilling work in the field, then implementation and selection of explosives suitable for various conditions. We also elucidated the safety of each explosive and its regulations. Hopefully this can be useful for students,” said Mr Putra.

As the mecca for Indonesian explosives, DAHANA is committed to being a home for Indonesian citizens wishing to learn about the ins and outs of the world of explosives. So far, the DAHANA Campus located in Subang has become a space for academics and practitioners to gain more understanding on Indonesian technology and explosives.

During the teaching process, the participants were very enthusiastic about the presentation given by Taufan. The students are very interested in real processes in the field that are not included in lessons at school. At that event, participants asked a lot of questions and struggled to answer the quiz raised by Mr Putra.

During the commemoration of Occupational Health and Safety Month, Mr Putra also hoped that participants can understand and have extensive knowledge to be proactive about regulations regarding work safety during the field work practice or in their future working place. According to him, Occupational Health and Safety is a priority for every worker to understand.

“I hope that professional material taught to students at SMKN 1 Merapi Timur can improve the qualifications and work readiness of vocational school graduates, not only from a ready-to-work mindset point of view, but also maturity in attitude towards every regulation, especially regarding Occupational Health and Safety,” concluded Mr Putra.