Spontaneous combustion in underground coal operations

Spontaneous combustion is a major hazard in underground coal mining operations. If not detected early and managed properly, it can lead to death, injury, and productivity loss.

Simtars is offering a face-to-face course in Dysart for 3 days at the end of September for supervisors, technical managers, and deputies and ERZ controllers who are charged with applying the spontaneous combustion management plan, and are currently working in underground coal operations.

Participants will learn through theory and practical simulations covering topics including mining factors and mine design, physical and gas indicators, sampling and monitoring, and treating spontaneous combustion.

Our trainers – Martin Watkinson, Lauren Forrester and Sean Muller – have over 55 years of underground experience combined, bringing a wealth of practical knowledge to your training experience.

The course is one of 9 core competencies required to achieve the Certificate IV in Underground Coal Operations. We also offer other courses to contribute to Certificate IV attainment.

Find out more and book this course here RIIMCU408D - Apply the Spontaneous Combustion Management Plan – or browse our other training offerings.

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