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Geotechnical Awareness for Operatives Note: A recycling version of this course is also available

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1/2 Day

Who should attend?

For people who are: Supervisors; Mobile plant operatives; Contractors; Shotfirers; Drillers; People who should have an awareness of geotechnical hazards


To provide course members with: An awareness of geotechnical hazards who work within or close to tips and excavations


The course includes:

  • Reasons, roles and responsibilities
  • Geotechnical issues and an outline understanding of hazards in excavations
  • Geotechnical issues and an outline understanding of hazards in tips
  • Designs, inspections and working methods

The HSE has reviewed the content within this course.

The course can be tailored to suit the particular mineral deposit: hard rock, sand and gravel, opencast coal, china, ball clay, etc.


Number of delegates

minimum 6, maximum of 12

Duration and Delivery Options

Based in a training room. High pictorial content; Short video clips Successful completion of the course leads to a MPQC Certificate of Achievement

Contact Details

Contact details: For further details or to make a booking, contact Maggi on 0115-983-6580 or email: maggi.pelling@mpskills.co.uk