Unearthing Black Gold Training DVD

A Geotechnical Hazard Awareness Training DVD  for Open Pit Coal Mine Workers

Script Authors: John Simmons and Graeme Boyd


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The ACG seeks to build upon the skills and knowledge of mining operators and industry practitioners and assist operations to improve mine safety and production performance.

Topics Include

  • Open pit coal mine risk management and geomechanical issues
  • Terminology, mining cycle, and explanation of pit slope hazards
  • Understanding pit slope failures and their warning signs
  • Understanding stockpile and dump hazards and their warning signs

Key Features

  • High quality open pit coal mining images and state-of-the-art graphics
  • Reflects current Australian PPE standards and safe working procedures
  • Applicable to most open pit coal operations
  • Assessment material
  • Language support materials

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Australian Centre for Geomechanics

Product type

Training DVD

Streaming video

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Specifications & Disclaimer

John Simmons and Graeme Boyd


Australian Centre for Geomechanics

42 minutes

© Copyright 2004. Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG), The University of Western Australia. All rights reserved. No part of this DVD may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form without the prior permission of the ACG. The ACG applies restrictions on recording this DVD. All unauthorised audio recording, video recording and photography or transmission of this DVD material, data or information is expressly prohibited.

This content was published in 2004. You acknowledge the information provided and personal protective equipment shown may be outdated or no longer applicable. The content was based on Australian standards at the time of production and this may no longer be reflective of your individual or company’s requirements or of global mining standards.

The information contained in the DVD is for general educational and informative purposes only. Except to the extent required by law, the ACG makes no representations or warranties express or implied as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information stored therein. To the extent permitted by law, the ACG excludes all liability for loss or damage of any kind at all (including indirect or consequential loss or damage) arising from the information in this DVD or use of such information. You acknowledge that the information provided in this DVD is to assist you with undertaking your own enquiries and analyses and you should seek independent professional advice before acting in reliance on the information contained herein. While all care has been taken in presenting this information herein, no liability is accepted for errors or omissions. The views expressed in this DVD are those of the editors and may not necessarily reflect those of the ACG. Viewers are cautioned to take expert advice.