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2nd Hardrock Safe Conference 2010 - Zero Harm

Event Date 04 August 2010
Event End Date 06 August 2010
Location Emperors Palace, Hotel Casino Resort, Johannesburg
Location Emperors Palace Convention Centre, Johannesburg
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SAIMM and AMMSA are hosting the

Second Hardrock Safe

SAFETY CONFERENCE 2010

Technical Conference and Industry day

4–5 August 2010—Safety Conference

6 August 2010—Hardrock Safe Industry celebration day


This conference is designed to help bring South African mines to ‘Zero Harm’. All parties involved in safety on the mines participate in an endeavour to bring about meaningful change.

The conference is a combined effort between the SAIMM and the AMMSA. With valued input from UASA The Union, NUM, Chamber of Mines, Solidarity. It will also be a platform for the annual hard rock safety awards. Safety in the South African hard rock mines remains a critical focus area. As a world leader in hard rock mining the risks remain a challenge. It will be an opportunity for mines to share and learn from operations that have shown specific advances and improvements.

The conference will present best practice from South Africa’s safe hard rock leaders. Best practice operations will share how they have managed to change people’s attitudes and behaviour. We will also see how they have applied technological improvements and systems to reduce risks and reduce LTIFR and fatalities. Portions of the conference will deal with improving the health of mineworkers and reduce the negative impacts on the environment surrounding mine areas.

Conference Supported by

The conference organising committee would like to thank the following institutions for the invaluable support:

Cha
DMR1
NUM
Solidarity
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Sponsors

The SAIMM and the conference organising committee would like to thank the following sponsors for their invaluable contribution:

Premium Sponsorship:

Cha
duraset
Minova
ncm

 

Sasol

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Exhibition Sponsorship:

Macaferi2
AEL2

Banner Sponsorship:

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Tranter

 

Conference Bag Sponsorship:

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Pens & Conference Pads Sponsorship:

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Lanyard Sponsorship:

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Programme

2nd Hard Rock 2010

4 August 2010

07:30 – 08:30 Registration and Coffee

08:30- 08:35 Welcome – Chairman
Mr. Frank Egerton

08:35- 08:45 Welcome Addresses
Dr. G Landman, President: SAIMM

Session 1:
HEALTH – Session Chairman Mr. Daniel Theys Senior Inspector of Mines DMR / Mr. P Ferreira- MD Minova

08:45 – 09:05 Heart hazard evaluation and response trigger - applied technology for a safer work place
CJ Badenhorst, Anglo Platinum

09:05 –09:25 Hearing Protection Devices – Training, Awareness and Selection Tool
D Labuschagne, D Wrigley, D Coutts, Chamber of Mines

09:25 – 09:45 The use of drill rigs to improve safety and reduce noise induced hearing loss and hand-arm vibration levels
P Fraser, M Coelho, Hydropower Equipment (Pty) Ltd & University of Pretoria

09:45 – 10:05 Fatigue knowledge – A new lever in safety management
WJ Theron, GMJ Van Heerden, Anglo Platinum and University of Pretoria

10:05 – 10:15 Question & Answer Session

10:15 – 10:25 Minova RSA Presentation
A Piroddi, Minova RSA

10:25 – 10:45 Morning Tea

10:45 – 10:55 New Concept Mining Presentation
B Crompton, New Concept Mining

Session 2:
HEALTH –Session Chairman Mr. Sietse van der Woude Chambers of Mines / Mr Mziwakhe Nhlapo, NUM

10:55 – 11:15 Review of current status with regards to Silicosis in the South African Mining Industry.
H Moorcroft, M De Koker, Chamber of Mines

11:15 – 11:35 Latest developments in noise attenuation devices in pneumatic rock drilling machines
W Murray, Tranter Rock Energy & Mining Services

11:35– 11:55 Matching worker capabilities with job demands
T Hoffman, AGA Health Pty Ltd

11:55 -12:05 Question & Answer Session

12:05 –12:15 DURASET Presentation
J Steyn, Duraset

12:15 – 12:55 Lunch

12:55 – 13:05 Geobrugg AG Presentation
Rockburst and Rockfall Protection Systems
C Balg, Geobrugg AG

Session 3:
Fall of Ground Management – Session Chairman Mr. Lee McMaster / Paul Mardon Solidarity / Mr. Jim Porter

13:05 – 13:15 UASA The Union Presentation
Mr. Franz Stehring

13:15 – 13:35 The use of Cellcon Concrete for Strata and Ventilation Control
J C Visagie and B Shamu, Duraset

13:35 – 13:55 Safety of Piping Systems in Underground Mines
Peter Fraser, Hydropower Equipment (Pty) Ltd

13:55 – 14:15 Benefits of an advancing permanent active face support system to minimise rock falls
J C Visagie and B Shamu, Duraset

14:15 –14:35 Review of the performance of the universal grout delivery system
S Dawe, B van der Berg and P J Greyling, Duraset

14:35 – 14:55 Mining Industry Occupational Safety and Heath Process for the Adoption of Leading Practices
A van Zyl, Chamber of Mines

14:55 -15:05 Question & Answer Session

15:05 – 15:35 Afternoon Tea

Session 4:
Fall of Ground Management - Dave Shorthouse – UASA / Jim Porter

15:35 – 15:55 Mine Safety Net Development and Applications
N M Skarbøvig; A W Lamos; R A Lamos, Norsenet (Pty) Ltd

15:55 – 16:15 Controlled blasting for enhanced safety in the underground environment
E Sellers, AEL

16:15 – 16:35 Technology assisted entry examination for deep level mining stopes
S Brink and V Z Brink, D Vogt, CSIR

16:35 – 16:55 A Centralised Blasting System for Narrow Reef Mining – Safer Blasting through Proven Results
G Goncalves, H Enslin, P Laubscher, S Slabbert, DetNet South Africa

16:55 – 17:15 Application of Rockfall mitigation measures to improve safety in opencast mining
Louis Melis, Melis & Du Plessis Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd

17:15 – 17:25 Question & Answer Session

17:25 -17:35 Day Closure

17:30 – 19:00 Cocktail Function

 

5 August 2010

07:30 – 08:10 Registration and Coffee

08:10- 08:15 Welcome - Chairman
Mr. T van den Berg
President: AMMSA

Session 5:
Material Issues Regarding Safety – Mr. Christo Horn / Mr. P Willis

08:15 – 08:35 Hazard management of open pit slopes
N Harries, GroundProbe

08:35 – 08:55 Can buffer stores improve productivity
H Gumede, Ukhozi Project Management

08:55 –09:15 Safety Considerations in Underground Logistic – A Look at Vertical, Horizontal and In-Stope Transportation Systems
S M Rupprecht, University of Johannesburg

09:15 – 09:35 Safety of Mine De-watering Piping Systems
Peter Fraser and Andrew Robbins, Hydropower Equipment (Pty) Ltd and Anglogold Ashanti PLC

09:35 – 09:45 Question & Answer Session

09:45 – 09:55 Chamber of Mines Presentation
T Balfour-Kaipa

09:55 – 10:15 Morning Tea

10:15 – 10:25 IRCA Global Presentation
Effective Training In Mining
W Longueira

Session 6:
Practical Insights Into Mine Achievements – Mr. Derek Baker / Mr. Theo Benzien

10:25– 10:35 Solidarity Union Presentation
Mr. L McMaster

10:35 - 10:55 Modikwa Platinum Mine: The road to achievement beyond 6 million fatal free shifts
A Peers, Modikwa Mine

10:55 – 11:15 Sishen Safety Journey
Howard Nicholas, Sishen Iron Ore Mine

11:15 – 11:35 Journey To 5 years Fatal Free
Andy Brown, Newrak Mining

11:35 – 11:55 Finsch mine achieving 6,5 million fatal free shifts
M Demane, Finch Mine

11:55 – 12:15 Palaborwa Mining Company. Get up and do it safely
Dawid Pretorius, Palabora Mining Company Ltd

12:15 – 12:25 12, 8 Million Fog Fatality Free Shifts- Union Mine
Frans Marais, G Potgieter, Union Mine

12:25 – 12:45 A positive impact of statutory instructions on mine health and safety
T Ngwenya, Department Mineral Resources, North West Region

12:45 - 12:55 Question & Answer Session

12:55 – 13:40 Lunch

Session 7:
Practical Insight Into Reducing Fall of Ground Incidents – Mr. Chris Moller

13:40 – 14:00 The ongoing evolution of stope panel support at Impala Platinum Ltd
Noel Fernandes, L Gardner, Impala Platinum

14:00 – 14:20 Fall Of Ground Strategy
W van Aarde, Western Chrome Mines, Xstrata Alloys

14:20 – 14:40 Fall Of Ground Management
Andy Brown, Tumela Mine, Anglo Platinum

14:40 – 15:00 In-stope roof bolting methodologies and principles
Michael Du Plessis, Lonmin

15:00 – 15:10 Question & Answer Session

15:10 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea

15:30 -15:50 Managing Instability In Room and Pillar Workings – an APQSA Recent Experience
A Lubbe, S Godden, Aquarius Platinum

15:50 – 16:10 Tunnel Support
Les Gardner, Impala

16:10 – 16:30 Ground Penetrating Radar
C. Swanepoel, Samancor

16:30 – 16:50 Chrome “Proactivity” Model
H Flemming, Samancor

16:50 – 17:00 Question & Answer Session

17:00 – 17:10 Conference Closing

 

6 August 2010

07:30–08:30 Registration and coffee

08:30–08:35 Welcome
Mr. F Egerton, Chairman
Mr. J Ferreira, Master of Ceremonies

08:30 – 08:40 National Union of Mine Workers Presentation
Mr. P Bailey, National Chairperson Health and Safety, NUM

08:40–09:05 Chamber of Mines
Mr. S Nkosi – President: Chamber of Mines

09:05–09:15 AMMSA Address
Mr. T van den Berg – President: Association of Mine Managers of South Africa

09:15–09:25 SAIMM Address
Dr. G Landman – President: Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy

09:25–09:45 DMR Safety Overview
Mr. T Gazi, Chief Inspector of Mines

09:45–10:00 Keynote Address
Hon. Minister. S. Shabangu, Minister Department of Mineral Resources

10:00–10:30 Morning tea

10:30 – 11:30 David Kibuuka
Comedian & Entertainer

11:30–11:50 Anglo Platinum
Mr. N Nicolau, CEO: Anglo Platinum

11:50–12:10 Changing minds “A White Flag”
Mr. J Viljoen, Senior Vice President SH&E and Sustainable Development, AngloGold Ashanti

12:10–12:30 A Safety Plateau at Modikwa
Mr. S O’Connor, Business Leader, Modikwa Platinum Mine

12:30–12:50 5 Million fatal free man shifts
Mr. A Loots, General Manager Sishen Iron Ore Mine

13:00–14:00 Best In Class Safety Awards

14:00–15:00 Lunch

14:30 Closure



Attending Companies

The following companies have already booked their attendance:

African Explosives Ltd * African Rainbow Minerals * Anglo Operations Ltd* Anglo Platinum - Bathopele Mine
* Anglo Platinum -Khomanani Mine*Anglo Platinum - Khuseleka Mine* Anglo Platinum - Mogalakwena Mine
* Anglo Platinum - Thembelani Mine-*Anglo Platinum - Tumela Mine* Anglo Platinum - Union Mine* Anglo Platinum Ltd
* Anglogold Ashanti Ltd* Anglogold Ashanti Ltd - Great Noligwa Mine* Anglogold Ashanti Ltd - Kopanang Mine
* Anglogold Ashanti Ltd - Moab Khotsong Mine* Aquarius Platinum SA* Assmang Ltd* Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine
* Chamber of Mines of SA* CSIR* De Beers - Finsch Mine* Dikolong Chrome Mine* Dishaba Mine* Driefontein Gold Mine* Duraset
* Geobrugg AG* GFI Mining SA Ltd* Gold Fields - Driefontein Division* Harmony Gold Mining* Herrenknecht AG
* Hydro Power Equipment* Impala Platinum Ltd* IRCA Global* Joy Mining Machinery* Kloof Gold Mine* Kusasalethu Mine
* Lonmin Platinum Ltd* Melis & Du Plessis Consulting* Mine Health & Safety Council* Minova RSA* Murray & Roberts Cementation
* Nautical Steel* New Concept Mining* Newrak Mining* Norsenet Ltd* Rand Uranium Ltd* Redpath Mining* Samancor Chrome Ltd
* Samancor Western Chrome* Sasol Nitro* Shaft Sinkers Ltd* South Deep Gold Mine* Spencer Rock Mechanics Consultancy
* Stopetek Ltd* Systems Applications Products* Tati Nickel Mining Company* The Miners Choice* TWP Projects Ltd*Unisa
* University of Johannesburg* University of Pretoria* Vale/ Arm JV* Xstrata Alloys Ltd* Xstrata Chrome Mining Division


Objectives

This conference aims to bring together management, DMR, Unions, Chamber of Mines and health and safety practitioners at all levels from the industry to share best practice and successful strategies for zero harm and a valuebased approach to health and safety. It will address the main challenges in mining such as logistics, energy and safety of employees, The conference will focus on improving health and safety in the mining industry and highlight actions to be taken. It will act as a platform for learning and allow people to share ideas on safety.

Sponsorship / Exhibition Opportunities

The following sponsorship opportunities are available:

  1. Partnership Packadge - R70 000
  2. Premium Ehibitor - R35 000
  3. Banner Exhibitor - R15 000
  4. Cocktail Sponsor - R20 000
  5. Conference Bags - R20 000
  6. Pens & Pads - R10 000
  7. Authors Gifts - R10 000
  8. Lanyards - R10 000
  9. Exhibitor - R15 000

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact the Conference Coordinator

Conference Co-ordinator
Raymond van der Berg
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

Sponsorship Package details can be downloaded in download section below

Registration Fees

Please note:
Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2011, for attending this event


Registration Fees:
Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event



Call for Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English, and to indicate the topic under which the paper should be categorised.

The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to the Conference Co-ordinator

Conference Co-ordinator,
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

 

Who should attend
The conference should be of value to:

-Head office personnel
-Mine management
-Mine health and safety officials
-Minerals and energy department
-Underground production supervisors
-Surface production supervisors
-Contractors (mining)
-Mining consultants
-Mining suppliers
-Mining manufacturers
-Unions
-Academics
-DMR

 

Topics
Papers are invited that integrate the following topics:

-Attitudes and perceptions
-Sharing leading best practices and success stories
-Occupational environment
-Fall of ground/rock engineering/seismicity
-Horizontal transport
-New technology
-New legislation and regulation

 

Key Dates

Submission of titles: 4 March 2010

Submission of abstracts: 4 April 2010

Acceptance of abstracts: 4 May 2010

Submission of final paper: 3 June 2010

Conference: 4-6 August 2010

Contact

Conference Co-ordinator
SAIMM, P O Box 61127
Marshalltown
2107

Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923

Co-ordinator Email: raymond@saimm.co.za

 

AMMSA Awards

In order to equitably recognize safety performance in the South African Mining Industry, AMMSA Council has reviewed the awards scheme which will allow for mines / members to participate, and receive recognition for their mines safety performance.

This formal invitation is to request members to participate in the scheme. The rules and application form are attached for your information, as well as the monthly update of information that is required. The information will be made available on the AMMSA Website, and will be administered by the AMMSA secretariat.

We have four categories, in which we would like reward performance on the industry day, at Emperors Palace on the 6th of August 2010.

These being:

  1. Southern African Platinum Mines
  2. Southern African Gold Mines
  3. Southern African Diamond and Base Metals Mines
  4. Southern African Contracting Companies

We look forward to your active and keen support for this initiative

Abstracts

1) Heart hazard evaluation and response trigger - applying technology for a safer working
C I Badenhorst, Anglo Platinum

2) Progressive Implementation of Spin - To - Stall Resin Support System in Hard Rock mines
W Snyman, Minova

3) The use of drill rigs to improve safety and reduce noise and hand-arm vibration levels
P Fraser, Hydropower Equipment (Pty) Ltd

4) Review of the performance of the universal grout delivery system
S Dawe, B H van der Berg and P J Greyling, Duraset

5) The use of Cellular Concrete for Strata and Ventilation Control
J C Visagie and B Shamu, Duraset

6) Benefits of an advancing permanent active face support system to minimise rock falls
J C Visagie and B Shamu, Duraset

7) Safety of Piping Systems in Underground Mines
P Fraser, A Robbins, Goldfields Limited, Hydropower Equipment (Pty) Ltd and Anglogold Ashanti PLC

8) Safety Considerations in Underground Logistic – A Look at Vertical, Horizontal and In-Stope Transportation Systems
S M Rupprecht, University of Johannesburg

9) Mine Safety Net Development and Applications
N M Skarbøvig; A W Lamos; R A Lamos, Norsenet (Pty) Ltd

10) Controlled blasting for safety – examples and illustrations
E Sellers, AEL

11) Hearing protection devices- training, awareness and selection tool
D Labuschagne, D Wrigley, D Coutts, Chamber of Mines

12) Fog
A van Zyl, Chamber of Mines

13) Review of current status with regards to Silicosis in the South African Mining Industry.
H Moorcroft, M De Koker, Chamber of Mines

14) Fatigue knowledge – A new lever in safety management
Theron WJ, Van Heerden GMJ, Anglo Platinum and University of Pretoria

15) Technology assisted entry examination for deep level mining stopes
S Brink and V Z Brink, CSIR

16) Safety of Mine De-watering Systems
P Fraserand, A Robbins, Hydropower Equipment (Pty) Ltd and Anglogold Ashanti PLC

Accomodation

The following accommodation is available:

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Venue Directions

Physical Address :
64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

GPS Co-Ordinates:

S: 26° 08' 55.10"
E: 28° 13' 20.17"

Directions from Johannesburg

Take the R24 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and follow the
R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp, turn left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction,
turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

Directions from Pretoria

Take the R21 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the road splits - keep to the left lane and follow the
R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp, turn left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction,
turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

Directions from Sandton / Northern Areas

Take the N3 towards Germiston. At Giloolly's interchange, take the R24 towards the O.R. Tambo International Airport. At the airport, the
road splits - keep to the left lane and follow the R21 East Rand/Boksburg lane. Follow the road until you reach Griffiths Road off-ramp, turn
left at the top of the bridge. At the T-junction, turn left into Jones Road. Entrance to Emperors Palace is on your left.

Downloads

The following may be downloaded in the download section below:
1) First Announcement & Call for papers
2) AMMSA Awards
3) AMMSA Awards Scheme Submission Forms
4) Registration Form - Conference
5) Registration Form - Industry Day
6) Sponsorship Packadges

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