|Date||13 October 2020|
|CPD Points||0.1 ECSA CPD Points for every 1 hour webinar attended|
|Resources||Blast Announcement Reg form-20072020.pdf|
Blast design can be defined in simplified form as an ability to remove the waste rock to expose the ore (Gold and Diamond) or coal. First thing to look at is the drivers in the waste environment, which is typically around loading and hauling efficiency. In blasting terms this refers to material that can be handled in a fill (either full bucket or completely filled) bucket depending on fragmentation and the loading equipment. The aim is to optimise and achieve the desired fragmentation. These outcomes are influenced by the following:
Simon Tose is an established industry recognised consultant, registered professional engineer and leader in technology, mining, explosives and blasting science. Holding a BSC Hons Mining Engineering degree, management and explosive qualifications. Extensive experience in mining methods, education and management of projects and blast investigations. He has written papers, articles and presented at a number of International and Local conferences. Current board member of the IOQSA & ISEE and regular contributions to the SAIMM & AusIMM.
With a strength in project design he leads the Blast Consult team with a strong passion for the development of environmental and blast monitoring, measurement and investigation, consulting, management and financial analysis for AEL.