Geotechnical Services and Worksafe Guidelines

 

In terms of the Worksafe NZ Best Practice Guidelines for Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and Quarries (November 2015) Black Lion Limited has experience and capability to undertake services covered under Sections 2, 3 and 4 dealing with the design, planning and hazard management.

 

Later sections; 7, 8 and 10 deal with the implementation of the design and monitoring of the performance. Our expertise in the on site application of planning, design and hazard management is extensive and this is where the design and plan can be tested, changed if nescessary or verified.

 

SECTION 2 INDENTIFY, ASSESS AND CONTROL HAZARDS

 

 
This section deals largely with hazard identification and risk assessment, our areas of expertise encompass:
  • Ground and Strata Instability

  • Risk Assessment

  • Hazard Identification in terms of slopes, tips, ponds and dams

  • Environmental Hazards

  • Principal Hazard Management Plans

 

Please contact us for more information on this and of how we can assist you with this.

SECTION 3 PLANNING FOR EXCAVATION
 

Section 3 addresses more specific Geotechnical issues and we can undertake all of the items listed here including:

  • Development of Strata Instability Principal Hazard Management Plans

  • Planning

  • Development of a Geotechnical Model

  • Slope Design

  • Ground Support and Reinforcement Systems

  • Groundwater Modelling

 

Please get in touch to chat with us about these services and how we can help.

SECTION 4 PLANNING FOR TIPS, STOCKPILES, PONDS AND DAMS

 

 

Section 4 covers just about everything else with a geotechnical aspect; Tips, Stockpiles, Ponds, Dams and Voids. Our experience covers:

  • Tip Planning and design

  • Pond and Dam Planning and Design

  • Geotechnical assessment and design

  • Construction Plan and Specification

  • Rehabilitation

 

If you have any questions about these offered services please call or email us.

SECTIONS 7, 8 and 10 CONTROLLING GROUND INSTABILITY IN EXCAVATIONS, TIPPING AND WATER/TAILINGS STORAGE
 

This section addresses the implementation of design and monitoring of performance, our expertise in this area comprises:

  • Excavation control

  • Slope Monitoring

  • Remedial Strategy

  • Voids

  • Highwall management

  • Tip Assessment & Monitoring

  • Tailings & Water Storage

 

Please contact us for more information on this and of how we can assist you with this.

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