The Business of Underground Coal Mining Print Print Print

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.

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Learning outcomes

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.
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