This course will review the risk assessment and decision making methods and tools applied to mine tailings, waste rock, and spent heap leach facilities.
The course will examine recent findings from the Mount Polley tailings facility failure, and outline the risk assessment methods that can be used to prevent future tailings disasters. Practical techniques for the management of mine geowaste facilities using risk assessment methods and decision making tools will be discussed.
Studying past and recent case histories will both illustrate and expand on the application of the many methods used for undertaking risk assessment and decision making, including FMEAs and Tolerability Curves, Fault Trees and Root Cause Analyses, as well as MAAs and Bayesian methods. The course will build on and advance the fundamentals that are available through Edumine's online course titled Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, and Engineering Management for Mine Geowaste Facilities.
Course Objectives and Outcomes
Course participants will be given a detailed overview regarding the theory and practice of risk assessment and decision making, resulting in safer mine geowaste facilities that are economically viable. Current practices and innovative emerging concepts will be explored as a result of recent tailings failures. The course is intended to be part of the necessary demand to achieve ZERO tailings and mine waste facility failures moving forward.
Upon completion, participants will be better equipped to manage mine geowaste facilities, in accordance with current best management practices, including comprehensive consideration of hazards, probabilities of failure, consequence quantification, and most importantly, implementation of mitigation measures to reduce cost and ensure safety.
Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, and Engineering Management for Mine Geowaste Facilities.
Certificate in Mining Studies
This course qualifies for one day of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia, University of Arizona and University of Concepción. more details »
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Registered participants who attend the entire webcast and complete an evaluation at the end of the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance, confirming the Professional Development Hours (PDH)/Continuing Education Units (CEU) earned. Please confirm with your employer and/or professional association that this course qualifies for CPD.
Who Should Attend?
The course is intended for anyone involved with the design, construction, operation, and closure of mine geowaste facilities, as well as professionals dealing with tailings facilities, waste rock dumps, or spent heap leach pads. The course is recommended for mining professionals who want to manage their facilities in a responsible, cost-effective manner, in accordance with best management practices.
Consultants, regulators, investors, mining suppliers, financial analysts, insurers and lenders to the mining industry can also use this course to gain a better understanding of what mining companies can do to actively reduce risks for geowaste facilities.
This webcast is scheduled to be held from 8:00am to 11:00am PDT/Vancouver, Canada time.
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This webcast is divided into three sessions with following topics:
- The Basics of Risk Assessment
- Geowaste Facility Failure Probabilities
- Case Histories 1—Bafokeng, Stava, Samarco
- Case Histories 2—Mt Polley
- Decision Making Under Uncertainties
- Risk Tolerance—Theory and Practice
- Case Histories 3—Ekati and Myra Falls
- Tailings Portfolio Risk Management
- Case Histories 4—Merriespruit
- Case Histories 5—Cannon Mine and Escobal
- Risk Management in Water Treatment
- Advanced Risk Assessment
- Future Challenges and Opportunities
How to Register
To register yourself, click the ‘Register Now’ button and complete the online registration form.
To register on behalf of someone else, or to register groups of 2 or more, please contact us; discounts may apply.
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Online registration ends 15 minutes prior to the webcast; however phone registration can be accepted up to the start of the webcast. Please call +1 604 683 2037 ext. 259 for last-minute reservations. Webcasts fill up quickly. Early booking is advised!
The fee covers the lecture, access to electronic course notes, Pre-Course e-Learning and a certificate of attendance.
Early Bird: there is a 10% discount if you register at least 30 days prior to the course start date. A 10% discount is offered for groups of 5 or more OR if you provide your Annual Edumine subscription User ID at time of registration. The maximum discount that can be applied is 20%.
This webcast is designed for both individual and group participation and would make an excellent company-sponsored in-house training event. If you have a group of twenty or more who would like to attend this course from one location, please contact us at +1 604 683 2037 for special pricing.
How Webcasts Work
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To attend this webcast, you will need a computer with a high-speed internet connection (DSL or cable). You will also need a phone line or integrated microphone in your PC or a headset. For your comfort, it is recommended that you use a speaker phone or headset to connect to the webcast. Our system will support both PC and Apple computers using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.
Accessing the Webcast
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Terms and Conditions
By submitting the webcast registration form, you agree to pay the associated fees in full before the course start date.
Notice of cancellation must be given in writing by letter, fax or email and action will be taken to recover, from the delegates or their employers, that portion of the fee owing at the time of cancellation.
If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation 10 or more business days prior to the first day of the webcast, Edumine will refund the cost of the webcast.
If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation prior to the webcast but within 9 business days of the first day of the webcast, Edumine will refund the delegate's payment less a 10% administration fee.
If a delegate submits written notice of cancellation after the webcast has started, or misses all or a portion of the webcast without notice, no refund will be granted.
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