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Whitehead and Associates Environmental Consultants Pty Ltd
Centre for Environmental Training
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Erosion and Sediment Control for Mines and Quarries (Vol 2E of the Blue Book)

This one day course presents an opportunity to gain valuable skills outlined in volume 2E of the Blue Book, recently published by the Department of Environment and Climate Change. This course focuses specifically on the construction, operation and rehabilitation of mines and quarries and looks at the common challenges and problems faced on such sites. It provides practical advice on erosion and sediment controls for a range of typical mine and quarry sites where significant and long-term land disturbances occur.

The course provides practical advice and techniques for the construction, operation and rehabilitation of mines and quarries as well as site planning, using Erosion and Sediment Control Plans and proper inspection and maintenance.  The course is designed for professionals designing, managing or working at mines or quarries, who have an existing knowledge of the fundamentals of erosion and sediment control. 

Course content includes:

  • What’s in the Blue Book Volume 2E and how does it fit in with Volume 1?
  • Legal considerations
  • Management principles
  • Planning and assessment
  • Mines and quarries design, specifications and construction methods
  • Erosion and Sediment Control principles on mine and quarry sites as well as for ongoing operation and eventual decommissioning and rehabilitation
  • Beneficial re-use of captured stormwater on-site (dust suppression, processing materials and revegetation)
  • Applying best-practice erosion and sediment control techniques to mine and quarry projects throughout and beyond their design life
  • Common problems and mistakes with construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of mines and quarries
  • Reading and preparing plans for erosion and sediment control for mines and quarries
  • Constraints to successful erosion and sediment control at mines and quarries

Who should attend?

Contractors, Supervisors, Leading Hands, Regulatory Officers, Project Staff and Construction Engineers