Collaboration Showcase: Safe & Productive Underground Mining

Join Austmine and our guest speakers on Wednesday 20th October for the third webinar in our Collaboration Showcase series on Driving Safety and Productivity in Underground Mining.


This webinar will provide insights into technologies and systems helping to provide greater visibility underground, real-time geotechnical information and evolving methodologies for monitoring hazardous environments.


Rock Fall Hazard Reduction
Professor Anna Giacomini, University of Newcastle; Shaun Booth, Group Manager Resource Development, Glencore

ACARP project Rockfall Hazard matrix for Risk Reduction in Mine Sites, supported by Glencore, BHP and Anglo, is extending existing rockfall hazard methodology with a new Evolving Rockfall Hazard Assessment methodology (ERHA) that incorporates field data, current analytical and numerical tools and cutting-edge research developments in rock fall hazard assessment and zoning.

Drawing on the team’s work, the mining and civil sectors can now efficiently identify the most hazardous areas and assess for critical zones, which helps them define exclusion zones and mitigate site-specific risks. These results provide greater accuracy in locating personnel, machinery, and structures across work sites, thereby improving safety and reducing the risk of interruptions in production.

Intake Shaft Hazard Tracking at CMOC Northparkes Mines
Using Hovermap to Safely Map Vertical Shafts
Linda Snyman, Senior Operations Geotechnical Engineer, CMOC-Northparkes Mines
Jordan Herrmann, Technical Sales Manager in Customer Experience, Emesent

At Northparkes mines, when a ventilation shaft with a depth of 500m started experiencing geotechnical issues, they needed a way to understand the problems. The changing nature of this environment made it a hazardous and difficult to access environment. 

See how the Northparkes team acquired the data by lowering surface instrumentation and hear their key safety and insight improvements.

Minimising CAPEX with a Scalable and Modular Mine Cooling System
Mitch Bevan, Mine Sector Cooling Manager, Aggreko

Aggreko provides innovative modular mine cooling solutions, that are tailored to each particular mines requirement, and situation.  The company utilises engineering expertise, supported by a global project management team to deliver carefully thought out installations to a high standard, often on tight time frames.

 Along with installation of the project, they provide a detailed servicing program to support the mine for the duration of the project.

Please join to listen to real case studies of recent projects, where Aggreko and their clients worked together to overcome challenging circumstances to ensure operation can continue without a hitch. 


This webinar is free to attend. You must be logged in to the Austmine portal to register. Contact [email protected] for assistance.

Austmine Collaboration Showcase Series:

This webinar series highlights the key projects, major initiatives and technology developments that are driving mining industry innovation and sustainability through partnerships and collaboration. Sessions explore how mining companies, METS businesses, researchers and educational institutes are combining their expertise in areas such as digital transformation, sustainability, maintenance, safety, underground mining and more.

Register for other webinars in the series below:

22/09 – Empowering People Through Technology
29/09 – Delivering Autonomous Operations
20/10 – Safe & Productive Underground Mining
3/11 – Transformation Through Partnerships 
17/11 – Sustainability & Circular Economy
1/12 – Maintenance & Asset Health
For more information about the series contact [email protected]

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20/10/2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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