Webinar: Ground Control Management Plans – Some Important Considerations in Managing Geotechnical Risk
The webinar will review what gives rise to risk in ground engineering and the vexing issue of competency qualifications in ground engineering that are important considerations when preparing ground control management plans.
Date: Thursday 7 November 2019
Time: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm AEDT
Presenter: Emeritus Professor Jim Galvin FAusIMM(CP)
Member – $27.50
Non Member – $38.50
Student Member – $16.50
Student Non-Member – $27.50
Ground engineering is characterised by pervasive uncertainty, and uncertainty equates to risk. Work health and safety legislation in Australia recognises ground control as a principal hazard and, therefore, requires a specific management plan for controlling the risk that ground instability can present to health and safety in the workplace. However, the same plan is also very important for managing risk from other perspectives, particularly risk to business. The webinar will review what gives rise to risk in ground engineering and the vexing issue of competency qualifications in ground engineering that are important considerations when preparing ground control management plans and, based on learnings from some incidents, note critical aspects of risk assessment that underpin effective ground control management plans.
Emeritus Professor Jim Galvin FAusIMM(CP)
Emeritus Professor Jim Galvin holds tertiary qualifications in science, mining engineering and geotechnical engineering, is a chartered professional engineer, Managing Director of Galvin & Associates and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Institution of Engineers Australia.
Jim has extensive international experience in geotechnical engineering, mine management and risk management, with specialist expertise in workplace health and safety, incident investigation and analysis, mine management, mine design and stability, subsurface and surface subsidence and associated environmental impacts. His experience includes managing underground coal mines, overseeing research and academic programs, including as Professor and Head of the School of Mining Engineering; incident investigation on behalf of both regulators and employers; emergency response to incidents; expert witness in legal proceedings; and safety advisor to a number of boards of directors including BHP Billiton and Solid Energy New Zealand. He has held and currently holds a range of appointments as a member and chair of independent advisory panels to government and industry. Jim is the author of Ground Engineering: Principles and Practices in Underground Coal Mining published by Springer in 2016.