Slope Stability | Online Workshop

IQA Slope Stability Online Workshop
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.


Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024
Times for all States/Territories:

 9.00am - 5.00pm  QLD/NSW/ACT/VIC/TAS
 8.30am - 4.30pm  SA/NT
 7.00am - 3.00pm  WA
 11.00am - 7.00pm  NZ


Workshop Overview

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Who is this course for?

The course is particularly relevant to:

  • Quarry Managers
  • Quarry Supervisors

Workshop Facilitator | John Victor Smith

John is a professionally qualified engineering geologist and engineer with over 30 years’ experience in Australia and internationally. He has worked in consulting, research and teaching across a wide range of energy, infrastructure, quarry and mining projects in Australia, Africa and southeast Asia.  He has experience in stability analysis of soil and rock slopes and the application of slope stability risk assessment methodologies.  John has delivered high quality solutions and reviews for projects including site investigations, development of ground models, geotechnical and geological analysis, rock mechanics, risk assessment, design and construction services.

CPD Hours: up to 6.5

  • IQA QMCS: Risk Management.
  • NSW MOC: 1. Mining and WHS Systems (Subject B: Principal Hazards)
  • QLD PCS: Mining Methods (MM)

A Certificate will be issued on completion of the workshop


IQA Member:  $245
IoQNZ Member: $245 AUD
Non Member$325

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Registrations Close: Thursday 15 February 2024


All participants must have access to the internet and a laptop / tablet that can run Zoom.  If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit the Zoom website.

  •  Internet connection Laptop, PC or Phone with sound and video capability
  • Quiet environment


Numbers are limited to ensure an optimal learning experience for attendees.

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16/04/2024 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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