This course is the second in a comprehensive series of five mine ventilation courses by the author, written for practicing professionals. The complete series includes the following titles ...
Mine Ventilation 1 - Introduction
Mine Ventilation 2 - Hazard Awareness
Mine Ventilation 3 - Design Basics
Mine Ventilation 4 - Advanced Design
Mine Ventilation 5 - Operations
The basic focus for this course series is on airflow engineering. This is because getting the right amount of fresh air to the workplace is the single most important success factor in meeting the quality and quantity requirements of an efficient, safe and healthy underground mining operation.
The courses are also designed to ensure the ventilation practitioner has an adequate understanding of at least the basic issues involved in mine ventilation, and therefore knows when a ventilation problem is of such magnitude as to need to call in a specialist, and has sufficient background to be able to liaise technically with that specialist.
Mine Ventilation 2 - Hazard Awareness ensures that you, as ventilation officer, are aware of toxic substances in the underground environment, are familiar with the toxic and other effects of each as well as the available methods of testing and monitoring. This course also ensures that you understand the principles of mine fires and explosions as well as your duties, and the response of other officials and the workers, in the event of a fire or other emergency. Major topics covered include...
Gases, Dust, Radiation and Biological Hazards
Gas, Dust and Fume Surveys and Monitoring
Mine Fires, Explosions and Emergencies
Escape, Entrapment and Refuge
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The course comprises 16 learning sessions, each of 30 - 60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, images and references, appendices and interactive reviews that confirm achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is estimated at 16 hours.
Identify and discuss the potential for toxic substances in the underground environment and their effects
Identify and discuss the available methods of testing and monitoring for toxic substances in the underground environment.
Identify and discuss the principles, causes and effects of mine fires and explosions and how to reduce their risk of occurrence.
Recognize the duties of a ventilation officer, and the response of other officials and workers, in the event of a fire or other emergency.
A degree or diploma in mining engineering or related discipline.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification
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