Global Mining Review – October 2019 Andre Mendes, ThoroughTec Simulation, Canada, explains how to ensure a mine’s bolter operators are trained to the correct standard and that standards are continuously monitored and maintained. Extreme heat, high humidity, unstable ground, noxious gasses and possible risk of flooding make the labour-intensive work of underground mining one of the most challenging and dangerous environments in the world. These challenges and dangers could not be more evident than for those on the frontline: the bolter operators. Not only are they exposed to the highest risk, but they also bear the burden of securing the workplace for their fellow colleagues who work downstream in the mining process. The safety of every worker that follows is very much reliant on the proficiency of bolter operators. Poorly supported ground has potentially disastrous consequences.Read More
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