Supervisors - Geotechnical Training in a Mining Environment

Geotechnics is concerned with the study of how earth materials behave using scientific and engineering based principles.

It is a key area of study used by geologists and engineers alike to predict earth and rock movements when planning construction projects and is very important in quarrying and mining operations. The geotechnical suite of courses is able to provide core training to a wide audience from operative to senior manager.

By combining your training needs into separate intensive sessions, your organisation benefits through the effective use of our professional geotechnical training specialist.


What will I learn?

  • Understanding basic geology
  • Slope stability
  • Groundwater issues
  • Types of failure
  • Rock excavation
  • Rock-fall protection
  • Soil slope stability
  • Excavation design
  • Pit design
  • Excavation rules
  • Methods of working
  • Tip and lagoon design
  • Tip construction
  • Drainage
  • Tip rules
  • Hazard appraisal

How will I benefit?

Once you have completed the course you will be able to:

  • Apply geotechnical theory to practice in the workplace
  • Better understand the concepts and principles of geotechnical hazards in a mining environment
  • Reduce the likelihood of serious injury or death
  • Improve attitudes and behaviours in the workplace

What's included?

  • Training course notes
  • Certificate
  • 6 CPD hours accredited by the Institute of Quarrying.