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:


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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