To build on the basic health and safety information from the Core Day programme by identifying high risk tasks
and their control found within the Mineral Extraction and Products Industry.
To understand the implications of personal injury, cost to the business and job security.
To encourage delegates to participate in identifying hazards and control based on their personal experience.
On completion of the course delegates will have the knowledge to successfully complete each module assessment paper:
Demonstrate their understanding of the subjects by successfully attaining an 80% score for each of the two
Appreciate how they personally can influence good standards when working within the sector.
Clearly understand the need to inform local management of any accident or unplanned event whether personally
affected or not.
Understand the value of risk assessment individuals will have the knowledge to recognise when change to a
generic assessment is required.
High risk tasks involved with operations
This session will make delegates aware of the areas of responsibility within the various operational areas by
involving them in identifying high risk tasks and methods of control.
High risk tasks associated with mobile plant
Mobile plant is a major cause of serious injury within the industry; the session will examine with delegates
cause of such accidents as well how high risks are controlled and how they as individuals can contribute.
Access and working at height
Many serious injuries have been sustained when falling relatively low heights. Falls from greater heights
often result in death or major injuries.
Maintenance high risk operations
Safety precautions during normal, maintenance and breakdown work
Isolation / lock-off procedures
Permit to Work and example applications:
Confined spaces, crusher clearance, conveyor tensioners
High risk tasks associated with excavations and confined spaces
Safe working in excavations and confined space
Precaution to prevent collapse
Access egress and prevention of falls
Effect of weather
Confined space regulations
Control measures: basic precautions / permit
Health risks working in dusts, diseases, noise, vibration, and dehydration
Control risks measures including PPE
Public perception of environmental impacts
Powers of inspectors / enforcing authorities and penalties
Precautions to avoid spillage and groundwater contamination
Waste segregation and disposal
Air pollution from dust and noise
Ecology and archaeology.