Hazards, Safety and Security Management of Mining Transportation on Off-Site Roads

Areas of Study: Management

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Off-site road transportation to mining operations poses a series of unique challenges to people in charge of their Safety, Security and Hazard Management. This course draws information from a number of real life studies, and presents them following the logic of a Safety, Security and Hazard Management Report that could be prepared for a mine access road.

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  • Duration:
  • 7 hours

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Course Summary

Introduction

Off-site road transportation (access roads) to mining operations (public or private, semi-private) poses a series of unique challenges to people in charge of their Safety, Security and Hazard Management.

This course draws information from a number of real life studies performed on this type of road by the authors, and presents them following the logic of a Safety, Security and Hazard Management Report that could be prepared for a mine access road going from fictional "Gate A" to "Mine B," crossing a variety of terrain and subject to an array of geo-environmental and human-made hazards. This course is generic enough to be relevant to various different situations and environments around the world.

The course is divided into five steps, which correspond to those necessary to compile a Safety, Security and Hazard Management Report, namely:

  • Step 1: Preliminary Data Gathering;
  • Step 2: Generic Preliminary Inspection/Review of the Road;
  • Step 3: Specific Aspects Linked to Mining Roads;
  • Step 4: Hazard Identification Primer; and
  • Step 5: Possible Mitigations.
Steps 1 through 3 are combined in Part 1: Introduction and Preliminary Tasks. Step 4 is presented in Part 2: Hazard Identification Primer, and Step 5 is found in Part 3: Possible Mitigations. Three technical appendices deliver specific information that will help road managers to design specific signals and signage.

This course makes references to prior Edumine courses by F. Oboni and C. Oboni (Risk and Decision Making and Engineering for Success in Mining) whenever necessary, but neither requires their knowledge nor repeats any information already presented on risk assessment, risk, or management.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of the principles of hazard identification for mine access roads.
  • Awareness of risk and possible mitigation measures and their implementation.

Recommended Background

  • Experience of mining operations
  • An understanding of the basic principles of risk and probability theory

Franco Oboni

After two decades of intense geotechnical and contracting experience, above and underground, Franco slowly but surely pivoted towards risk engineering, an arena in which he has been internationally active for over two decades. Franco manages a broad range of risk and crisis mitigation projects for major mining companies all over the world. Projects include negotiations with community leaders, Quantitative Risk Assessments, Optimum Risk Estimates (ORE ©Riskope, 2010–present) and third party reviews. Franco has over fifty published papers and is co-author of the 2007 book entitled: “Improving Sustainability through Reasonable Risk and Crisis Management”. Franco delivers customized seminars world-wide and was co-recipient of the Italian Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada West) 2010 Innovation Award. His clients include international mining companies, UNDP, Fortune 500, World Bank, railroads, highways, harbors, luxury and food suppliers, military and numerous communities, regional and provincial governments.

Cesar Oboni

Cesar is involved in quantitative risk analyses and third party reviews for mining operations, mining logistics, commercial wharves, production facilities and environmental protection “at perpetuity” projects. Cesar has been very active in the analysis of special and emerging risks, co-authoring a report on Cyber-defence at national scale for a European country. In various projects Cesar created a link between Risk Analysis and mitigative action plans considering Health & Safety, societal acceptability, willingness to pay and other social drivers. His clients include Fortune 500, large mining corporations, UN/UNDP, transportation companies and military. Cesar is the co-author of the 2007 book entitled: “Improving Sustainability through Reasonable Risk and Crisis Management” and over fifteen papers published in international conferences and symposiums. He was co-recipient of the 2010 ICCC, Italian Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada West), Innovation Award.