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Mine Risk Education (MRE)

OSHAS Mine Risk Education Course is designed to impart knowledge, skills, and behaviors that enable individuals and communities to recognize and reduce risks related to landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). This course offers a comprehensive understanding of the dangers posed by mines, the preventive measures to be taken, and strategies for educating and raising awareness among affected communities.



  1. Introduction to Landmines & ERW:

    • History and types of mines
    • Regions most affected
    • Long-term impacts on communities and environments
  2. Identification and Recognition:

    • Visual recognition of various types of mines and ERW
    • Signs of mined areas
  3. Safe Behavior Protocols:

    • What to do upon encountering a mine or ERW
    • Safe paths and movement in suspected mined areas
  4. Community Engagement & Awareness Raising:

    • Effective communication strategies
    • Organizing community awareness campaigns and workshops
  5. First Aid & Immediate Response:

    • Basic first aid for mine injuries
    • Emergency protocols for mine incidents
  6. Mapping and Reporting:

    • Methods for mapping suspected mined areas
    • Reporting systems and chains for informing authorities
  7. Mine Clearance & Remediation:

    • Introduction to demining processes
    • Role of communities in mine clearance


Target Audience:

  • Mining Engineers: Especially those working in or around conflict and post-conflict zones.
  • Local Community Leaders: Who can further disseminate knowledge in their communities.
  • Educators: Who work in affected areas and can incorporate mine risk education into school curricula.
  • Security Personnel: Stationed in areas with a known or suspected presence of mines.
  • Residents of High-Risk Areas: Especially those in border regions, conflict zones, or post-conflict rehabilitation areas.




  1. Enhanced Safety: Participants will be equipped with knowledge that can prevent injuries or fatalities.

  2. Community Resilience: Communities will be better prepared to navigate and reclaim mined areas safely over time.

  3. Empowerment: Empowering local leaders and educators ensures sustainable, long-term dissemination of knowledge.

  4. Support Rehabilitation Efforts: Awareness and understanding can accelerate the return to normalcy in post-conflict zones.

  5. Strengthened Reporting Systems: Better reporting can hasten response times and clearance processes.

The Mine Risk Education Course is a vital program, especially for regions affected by landmines. By empowering individuals and communities with the right knowledge, we can significantly reduce the risks associated with mines and ERW.

Learners can take the course test after studying the course material and passing the module quizzes. The purpose of the course exam is to gauge how well the students have understood the topic. Multiple-choice questions drawn from our sizable question library make up course exams.


  • Time allowed is 2 hours and exam will be open book.
  • To pass the test, you must receive a minimum score of 65%.
  • You can repeat the exam if you don't pass the first time.
  • Exams can only be taken three (3) times in a 48-hour period by students.
  • Students must wait 48 hours before taking the test again after their third try. Students should reread the course material to increase their understanding during this period.
  • You cannot repeat the test to get a better score if you pass.
  • There isn't a thorough programme exam available right now. Students must succeed on all of their course exams in order to finish the programme.