The University of Newcastle, Australia

Improving safety in mining environments

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Led by Dr Anna Giacomini and in partnership with the Australian Coal Association Research Program and industry practitioners from the civil and the mining sector, researchers have developed cutting edge technologies that help ensure a safer mining environment

improving safety in mining environments

Through innovative full scale experimental testing, novel laboratory testing techniques and advanced 3D numerical modelling, the research provides a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of all the major components of rock fall hazards at a given mine site.

Developed in an Australian context, the research is largely applicable to most mining situations worldwide and will provide greater confidence in locating personnel, machinery and structures over working areas, improving safety, as well as reducing the risk of interruptions in production.

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