Alford Technologies delivers product training and Homemade Explosive (HME) training at their own fully licensed training facility based in Somerset in the United Kingdom. Product training instructs Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operators and Technicians in how to use Alford explosive tools. Students are taught how to load the products with explosives, the appropriate stand-off distance from different targets, and the positioning of the products in addition to providing an understanding of the explosive effects and effective targeting techniques.
The Homemade Explosive (HME) training is delivered by the sister company to Alford Technologies, called ATOM Training. HME training provides an understanding of the context, properties, effects, precursors, methods of detection and neutralisation of explosive manufactured by improvised methods. The course is ‘hands-on’ with students sourcing precursors, preparing, testing and firing explosives. The training will give students the ability to identify a covert bomb-making factory and to safely be able to handle and gather forensic samples to support any subsequent prosecutions.
Training is delivered by world-renowned Explosive Chemists, Dr. Sidney Alford and Dr. Chris Owen. Alford Technologies has a full HSE Homemade Explosives Manufacturing License.
Training courses include:
- Water-Tamped Charge Training
- Shaped Charge Training
- Demolition Charge Training
- Homemade Explosive (HME) Training