Why Blast Protection?

Explosive devices like IED's (Improvised Explosive Devices) are a common and lethal threat to people working in high threat areas of operation. To counter these threats, a civilian armoured vehicle is designed and produced to protect the occupants against the damages caused by both the blast wave and shrapnel.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will understand and be able to explain:

  • Explosives

    The elements of common explosives;

  • Science

    The basic principles of the science behind explosives

  • Damage & Lethality

    The damage and lethality that explosives and blast waves can cause

  • Blast Protection

    The blast protection built into civilian armoured vehicles

  • International Standards

    The international standards relating to the verification of the blast protection provided by civilian armoured vehicles

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the Introduction to Blast for Civilian Armoured Vehicles

  • 2

    Who is Armoured Consulting ?

  • 4

    Lesson 1: What You Need To Know About Explosives

    • Lesson 1.1 - Why are Explosives (Blast) such a High Security Threat?

    • Lesson 1.2: Real Life IEDs in Afghanistan

    • Lesson 1.3: A Real Life Massive Roadside Explosion and Blast Wave

    • Lesson 1.4: Definition of Explosives

    • Lesson 1.5: Chemical Explosives

    • Lesson 1.6: Mechanical & Nuclear Explosives

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 1

  • 5

    Lesson 2: The Basics of How Explosives go BOOM!

    • Lesson 2.1: How Explosives Work

    • Lesson 2.2: Relative Effectiveness Factor of Explosives

    • Lesson 2.3: What is the Difference between Low Explosives and High Explosives?

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 2

  • 6

    Lesson 3: The Blast Wave

    • Lesson 3.1: Blast Wave - The Movie

    • Lesson 3.2: How Can We Protect Against The Blast Wave?

    • Lesson 3.3: Energy Absorbtion of Armour Material

    • Lesson 3.4: Lethality and the Blast Wave

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 3

  • 7

    Lesson 4: Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

    • Lesson 4.1: Introduction to IEDs

    • Lesson 4.2: What the Experts Say about IED's

    • Lesson 4.3: Roadside IED -The Movie

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 4

  • 8

    Lesson 5: Blast Protection in Civilian Armoured Vehicles

    • Lesson 5.1: Review of Blast Protection Materials Used in a Civilian Armoured Vehicle

    • Lesson 5.2: Blast Protection for Doors

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 5

  • 9

    Lesson 6: International Blast Testing Standards

    • Lesson 6.1: International Standard - VPAM ERV 2010

    • Lesson 6.2: International Standard PAS 300:2018

    • Test Your Learning from Lesson 6

  • 10

    Summary and Credits

    • Summary and Thanks for Participation in the Course

  • 11

    Next steps

    • Congratulations! Here's What's Next

    • Before you go...

Duration of Course

The course consists of a number of video lectures. You are welcome to look through these at your pace. There are also a number of quizzes throughout the course to help you assess your knowledge and retention of the important information. Overall, the course should take you less that one hour to complete.


Enroll now to learn the necessary basics of what and how explsoive devices are a critical danger to uers of civilian armoured vehicles and what you can do to protect yourself from these dangers