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Date: Wednesday 22 November 2023
Times: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Holcim Beenleigh Quarry | 137 Peachey Rd, Luscombe | Directions here
The potential for rockfalls and slope failures makes working near quarry walls, stockpiles and dump faces a hazardous task. As quarries develop over time, they usually get deeper and the overall slope angle becomes steeper which can increase the risk of rockfalls. Stockpiles and waste dumps contain unconsolidated material which can be subject to collapse. Geotechnical awareness and skills to recognise and manage potential rockfall and batter collapse hazards are necessary to achieve an acceptable level of risk.
The Slope Stability workshop has been designed to provide participants with knowledge relating to geotechnical awareness skills and management strategies to minimise the potential risk associated with slope instability and rock falls. The potential for rockfalls and slope failures makes working near quarry walls, stockpiles and dump faces a hazardous task. The best control for protecting people working near quarry faces is a development design that considers the site’s particular geological, geotechnical and geohydrological characteristics. This course will help participants understand the the basis of how to mine the quarry.
This is workshop provides an excellent opportunity to complete the IQA Slope Stability workshop at Holcim Beenleigh Quarry, which will include a viewing of the quarry to assist learning. Holcim Beenleigh Quarry provides essential raw materials for major building and infrastructure projects across South East Queensland and around 30 full-time Holcim staff and additional employment opportunities for many contractors and suppliers.
Who should attend:
The course is particularly relevant to:
- Quarry Managers
- Quarry Supervisors
- A working understanding of the causes of instability in soils and rocks in quarries.
- The ability to identify the different types of slope failure.
- An increased awareness of inspections and risk controls in relation to excavations, overburden dumps, stockpiles and tailings dams.
- Information on the roles and responsibilities of quarry workers for managing risks associated with geotechnical hazards.
- Information on the requirements of Principal Hazard Ground Control Management Plans.
CPD: up to 6.5 hours
- QLD PCS: Health & Safety (HS)
- IQA QMCS: Risk Management
Facilitator: Luke Clarkson
Luke is a chartered Geotechnical Engineer. He has completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focusing on the Development of a Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy for Tailings Dams.
IQA Member: $310.00
Non Member: $385.00
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Registrations Close: Friday 17 November 2023 (unless fully booked prior)
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