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.
Our experienced presenters have been delivering this course for more that 15 years with regular updates to keep up with industry advancements.
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; and
- Appreciate the technical challenges (geotechnical, ventilation & gas) faced by underground operations, and actions typically taken to mitigate technical risks.