This course has been developed to address the need for optimising diesel consumption in mining operations. We will review fundamental diesel calculations and identify areas where diesel can be saved through practical implementation of tools (systems, audits, and administration).
Learners will be able to evaluate existing diesel management practices and behaviour onsite, which is instrumental to identify wastages and influence behaviour of co-workers.
If required, we can include specific client content in terms of relevant HSE standards and requirements to ensure consistency with existing training material and standards. The course will be delivered in-house only.
Developed in conjunction with Anglo American
What to expect from the course
Some of the key focus areas of the course are the impact of spillage and wastage, basic diesel systems theory, fuel management systems as well as diesel management guidelines.
Aspects such as loading, hauling, diesel storage, haul road condition and maintenance are all included.
Environmental reporting including an introduction to Carbon Footprinting as well as the pending Carbon Tax is also covered. See the course outline below.
Benefits of attending the course
- Learn how to reduce diesel operating costs in the mining industry
- Spread diesel efficiency knowledge amongst the engineering team and operators
- Ensure common understanding of diesel efficiency standards and calculations throughout different divisions
- Identify areas where diesel can be saved through practical implementation of tools and best practice
- Engineers, maintenance personnel and operators will better understand the environmental impact of diesel wastage onsite
Who should attend?
- Mining operational management and staff
- Drivers and mining equipment operators
- Maintenance personnel
- Health, safety and environmental officers
- Engineers in the mining Industry who want to expand their operational knowledge
- Operational staff in mining industry who want to ‘upskill’ themselves for new roles in efficiency of resources
Did you know?
Terra Firma Academy courses are developed by the experts at Terra Firma Solutions.
Terra Firma Solutions is a leading energy engineering solution provider who deliver a start-to-end solution, beginning with strategy development, leading to project implementation, support and maintenance.
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Louise Dowie, Environmental Scientist at WESSA
I now have a better understanding of the process behind developing an environmental policy & strategy for a corporate company. The course was well worth my time & money and I look forward to putting into practice what I've learnt.
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Tony Laugton - EHS / Sustainability Manager, Glaxo Smith Kline
The course objectives were fully met. It was easy to follow, although some of the other students had difficulties with the detail of math, but the facilitator was very helpful and approachable to overcome these difficulties.
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Derik Dreyer - Energy Efficiency Champion, Anglo American
Very good introduction to the intermediate calculations in energy management. Very interactive and good tools for managing energy for the future.
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