This programme is specifically directed at:
- mining engineers
- governmental organisations responsible for supervision of mining activities
- public authorities
- consulting companies in the field of mining, having to deal with rock pressure problems
- personnel employed in the mining industry
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
At the end of this programme the successful participant is able to:
- identify existing and likely future rock pressure problems.
- analyse the problems in terms of the nature of the problem and suitable solutions.
- develop solutions to eliminate or recognise the rock pressure problem.
- train mining personnel to recognise hazardous rock fall situations and to take the appropriate support measures.
- select the correct support method and design of support system, or where required, develop and introduce new support systems.
- evaluate mine design from a rock pressure point of view and, where or when necessary, modify or replace it with more appropriate designs.
- evaluate the mining method from the rock pressure point of view and modify or change it where necessary.
- examine the mining sequence and change it where necessary.
- assist in the implementation of the proposed solution to the rock pressure problem.
- design and implement appropriate instrumentation- and monitoring systems.
- determine and quantify the nature and magnitude of the rock pressure problem.
- monitor the effectiveness of measures adopted to eliminate or minimise the rock pressure problem.
- review the rock pressure situation on an on-going basis.