This Edumine course will introduce participants to the principles of mine haul road design, from road building material selection and characterisation, road-user (truck and traffic) requirements, through to performance benchmarking and evaluation as a basis for road maintenance management decision making.
These skills will enable participants to evaluate their current haul road systems, recognise operational inefficiencies and implement continuous improvement strategies to reduce cost per ton hauled across the mine road network and improve road performance on a day-to-day operational basis. The training will provide participants with answers to practical mine haul road-operational issues such as:
- Why are good roads necessary - what are the benefits of an improved haul road design and infrastructure?
- What critical operational aspects should a road design consider?
- Equipment, materials and methods - what is required?
- How do you translate a design into practical construction techniques?
- When are dust palliatives appropriate - and how do they influence road management and cost per ton hauled?
- How do you benchmark a road design - what do you see, what does it mean and how do you fix the problem?