What is Underground Mining

Underground hard-rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate "hard" minerals, usually those containing metals, such as ore containing:

GoldCoalIronNickeletc.

MQA/SP0173/17 Trackless Mobile Machine Operations - Underground Hardrock

The below grouped sections are covered in the above mentioned skills program (SP)

HEALTH AND SAFETY

This enables the learners to interpret health and safety legislation, and advise management on issues, which threaten the safety of people in the workplace.

TRACKLESS MOBILE MACHINERY (TMM)

This enables the learners to operate trackless mobile machines in an underground mine.

LIFTING

This is for learners who are required to lift and move loads in an underground mine.

DRILLING

This will be useful to people who have responsibility to drill holes using an drill rig in an underground workplace.

BLASTING

This will be useful to people who have to charge shot holes with propellant based cartridges and accessories etc.

SUPPORT

This will be useful to people who have to support an underground working place by means of temporary support units.

SERVICES

This will be useful to people who have to supress dust and remove obsticles in an underground mine

ROCKBREAKING

This is aimed at people who work or intend to work in underground rock breaking operations



Underground Mining MQA

Trackless mobile machine in an underground
electrically powered load haul dumper
diesel-powered load haul dumper (LHD
Electro hydraulic long hole drill rig
remote-controlled Load Haul Dumper (LHD)
skid steer secondary drill rig
rock strata conditions
interchangeable-saddle utility vehicle
Extinguish with portable fire extinguisher
Basic health and safety practices underground
Charge shot holes with primed explosives
Transport explosives by of a mobile machine
Support a workplace with support straps
blasting products and their usage
harmful gases and vapors
concrete-spraying utility vehicle
Make safe a workplace by means of barring
(LDV) in an underground mine
Doze material using a Tyre Dozer
Charge shot holes with propellant based cartridges
Transport broken rock by means of a dump truck
operate a remote controlled vehicle underground
Transport and load explosives into blast holes
Fixed saddle utility vehicle
obstruction removal with a water cannon
utilizing a scissor lift
HIRA
Skid steer loader
Shunt and tow cars by means of a tractor
Rigid Body Rear Dumper in an underground mine
Lift and move material by means of a forklift
Operate a Load Hauler Dumper
Operate an Electro-Hydraulic Drill Rig
Operate a Motor Grader
Operate a Mobile Scaler
Operate a Rock Breaker
Operate a Tracked Dozer
Operate a Water-Bowser
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