Down to Earth Training DVD

A training DVD for open pit mine workers

Script Authors: Paul Nedin, Yves Potvin and Michael Rosengren


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Open pit wall failures, loose rock rolling down slopes, ground water and stockpiling procedures are common sources of risks in Australian open cut operations. A sound understanding of open pit geotechnical concepts is crucial for mine workers. They need to have the competency to identify potential geomechanics hazards and take appropriate actions to facilitate their own and their peers’ safety.

Topics Include

  • Open pit risk assessment and geomechanics issues
  • Mining cycle – drilling, blasting, digging, loading, ground support, drainage and monitoring
  • Slope failure mechanisms
  • Slope monitoring and what to look for
  • Stockpiles, roads, ramps and waste dump hazards

Key Features

  • High quality open pit mining footage and state-of-the-art graphics
  • Easy to understand and follow
  • Reflects current PPE standards and safe working procedures
  • Applicable to most open pit mining operations

What does your workforce know about the ground hazards of open pits and waste dumps?


Additional information


Purchased within Australia, ACG Australian affiliate member, Purchased overseas

Product type

Training DVD


Australian Centre for Geomechanics