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Drill and Blast Optimisation

Adopting specialised expertise and strategies to optimise your extractive operations and improve cost efficiency

Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction & skilful execution.

William A. Foster

Key Benefits of this training include:

  • Interpreting and utilising the industry best practice rules on drilling and blasting
  • Minimising total mining system costs with good blast designs
  • Exploring the latest electronic detonator technologies to optimise productivity
  • Understanding the mechanics of rock breaking and rock blasting and handling its data
  • Complying to guidelines for achieving consistent pre-splitting and highwall controls
  • Applying stem charge and air deck blasting theories
  • Increasing fragmentation and casting and minimise ore dilution
  • Outlining and handling single hole signature analysis for vibration predictions

Why this training is crucial for your organisation :

   Drilling and blasting remains as a critical process in a vast array of extractive industries throughout the world. As a constantly revolving niche market in the extractive industry, drill and blast has the potential to make or break an operation. This training will ensure the participants are armed with the tools to ensure their operation delivers safe and cost effective drill and blast in a sometimes harsh, demanding and sensitive environment. It is no longer acceptable to just blast the material and dig it out. The survival of an operation is no longer just about making money. The economics of a drill and blast operation today’s world includes key performance indicators focused on safety, health and environment as well as the dollars and cents.

   This training will deliver to you the tools you need to effectively understand and manage your drill and blast operation. You will receive vital practical information on drilling, rock breaking and blasting as well as the latest in initiating systems utilising electronic detonators which are currently emerging in the market.

Who should attend?

This programme is developed for both managers and staff within the respective functions of an organisation’s supply chain. CEOs, COOs, Vice Presidents, Directors, General Managers, Managers, Senior Executives and Specialists of:
  • Drill & Blast 
    • Engineers
    • Managers
    • Supervisors
    • Specialists
    • Foreman
  • Technical Superintendent / Manager
  • Mining Production Superintendent
  • Mining Project Manager
  • Mine Manager / Operators
  • Blasting Crew
  • Shot firers
  • Driller
  • General Manager of Operations
  • Legislators and regulators

Participant Testimonials

"The response to the training workshop on our site was extraordinary. His practical experience and knowledge was well received by all levels of management and workforce."

Underground Mine Manager, Mandalay Resources Augusta Mine (Australia)

"He is seen as one of the best in the industry. Drilling and blasting in a very environmentally sensitive project such as we have here is no easy task. He carries it off day in, day out and leaves all feeling comfortable."

Environmental Manager, LNG project, North Western Australia

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