This course provides a foundational understanding of the fundamentals of underground coal mining.
As a result of attending this course participants will gain a clear understanding of both the technical and operational aspects of an underground operation. The course pays particular attention to strategic planning processes and provides attendees with a clear insight into the business drivers for underground mines.
Who should attend?
The course is aimed at professionals, para-professionals and line management who interact with underground operations at a business, technical or operational level. The course is also designed to meet the needs of graduates and technical staff who may be considering a career in the underground sector.
At the completion of this course participants will:
- Understand the financial and technical drivers that impact an underground asset
- Understand how strategic planning processes add value to underground operation
- Be able to critically assess the choice of mining method for a given deposit
- Appreciate the technical challenges (geotechnical, ventilation & gas) faced by underground operations, and actions typically taken to mitigate technical risks.