Geotechnical Engineering for
Open Pit Mines & Instrumentation
and slope Monitoring Course

16 – 20 September 2024
Sandton Centre, Johannesburg South Africa

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R 19,999.00 per delegate

Public R14, 999.00

Online R10, 999.00

Course overview

The “Geotechnical Engineering for Open Pit Mines & Instrumentation and Slope Monitoring” course is designed to provide comprehensive training in the principles and practices of geotechnical engineering as they apply to open pit mining. Participants will learn to analyze and ensure the stability of slopes, implement and maintain monitoring systems, and apply risk management strategies. The course combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications, including real-world case studies, to equip attendees with the skills necessary to manage geotechnical challenges in open pit mining effectively.

The program covers essential topics such as slope stability analysis, advanced monitoring techniques, slope design, risk assessment, and mitigation measures. By the end of the course, participants will be able to design and maintain safe and stable slopes, utilize instrumentation for monitoring, and respond to geotechnical challenges with confidence. This course is ideal for professionals seeking to enhance their expertise and stay updated with the latest advancements in the field.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding Geotechnical Principles: Gain a solid foundation in the principles of geotechnical engineering as they apply to open pit mines.
  • Analyzing Slope Stability: Learn to analyze slope stability and identify potential failure mechanisms.
  • Implementing Monitoring Techniques: Understand various instrumentation and monitoring techniques to ensure slope stability and safety.
  • Designing Stable Slopes: Develop skills to design stable slopes and implement effective risk management strategies.
  • Interpreting Data: Learn to interpret data from advanced monitoring systems for proactive slope management.
  • Applying Mitigation Measures: Gain knowledge on mitigation measures and remediation techniques to handle slope failures.
  • Ensuring Compliance: Understand and apply relevant regulations, standards, and ethical considerations in geotechnical projects.

Who Should Attend

  • Geotechnical Engineers: Professionals involved in the design and analysis of slopes in open pit mines.
  • Mining Engineers: Engineers responsible for planning and operations in open pit mining.
  • Geologists: Geologists working in the mining sector who need a better understanding of geotechnical aspects.
  • Safety Officers: Personnel responsible for mine safety and risk management.
  • Project Managers: Managers overseeing open pit mining projects.
  • Environmental Engineers: Professionals involved in environmental impact assessments related to mining activities.
  • Graduate Students: Students specializing in geotechnical engineering, mining engineering, or related fields.

Course Outline

Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering in Open Pit Mines

    • Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering
    • Geotechnical considerations in open pit mining
    • Geological and geotechnical site investigations

Slope Stability Analysis

    • Principles of slope stability
    • Common failure mechanisms
    • Methods of slope stability analysis
    • Case studies of slope failures and lessons learned

Instrumentation and Monitoring Techniques

    • Types of geotechnical instruments used in open pit mines
    • Installation and maintenance of monitoring equipment
    • Data collection and management

Slope Design and Risk Management

    • Design methodologies for stable slopes
    • Risk assessment and management strategies
    • Best practices for slope design in different geological conditions

Advanced Slope Monitoring Systems

    • Remote sensing and satellite-based monitoring
    • Real-time monitoring systems
    • Interpretation of monitoring data

Mitigation Measures and Remediation

    • Engineering solutions for slope stabilization
    • Emergency response planning
    • Remediation techniques for failed slopes

Regulations and Standards

    • Overview of relevant regulations and standards
    • Compliance and safety requirements
    • Ethical considerations in geotechnical engineering

Case Studies and Practical Applications

    • Detailed examination of real-world case studies
    • Application of theory to practice
    • Group projects and presentations

End of the workshop



While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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