RISKGATE – Shared Coal Mining Knowledge for Managing Risks across Ground Management

Kirsch, P., Hebblewhite, B., Sprott, D., Harris, J., Li, J., Shi, M., Whittaker, B., Galvin, J. M., Bergin, P., Mitra, R. and Williams, D. (2014). RISKGATE – Shared Coal Mining Knowledge for Managing Risks across Ground Management. In: AusRock 2014 : third Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference. 3rd Australian Ground Control Mining Conference, Sydney, NSW Australia, (247-254). 5 - 6 November 2014.

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Author Kirsch, P.
Hebblewhite, B.
Sprott, D.
Harris, J.
Li, J.
Shi, M.
Whittaker, B.
Galvin, J. M.
Bergin, P.
Mitra, R.
Williams, D.
Title of paper RISKGATE – Shared Coal Mining Knowledge for Managing Risks across Ground Management
Conference name 3rd Australian Ground Control Mining Conference
Conference location Sydney, NSW Australia
Conference dates 5 - 6 November 2014
Convener AusIMM
Proceedings title AusRock 2014 : third Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference
Series Publication series (Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy)
Place of Publication Carlton, VIC Australia
Publisher The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM)
Publication Year 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781925100174
Volume 2014
Issue 12
Start page 247
End page 254
Total pages 8
Chapter number 28
Total chapters 51
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Controlling unwanted ground movement is critical in Inining as well as many other highly hazardous environments, such as construction and tum1elling. Sharing knowledge about effective hazard management is paramount to improving health and safety and operational outcomes across industries, and some industry sectors have embraced this openness as part of the way that they do business. In 2010, the Australian Coal Association Research Program funded the RISKGATE project to build a body of knowledge for managing a broad range of hazards across mine sites, lease areas and mine infrastructure within a Inine-life or product life cycle perspective (eg from exploration through to decomlnissioning, or design through to operation). The RISKGATE body of knowledge was assembled from Australian coal industry experts through a semi-structured bowtie analysis-based action research workshop cycle. By capturing operational knowledge from industry experts, RISKGATE serves to provide a cumulative corporate memory at a time of high personnel turnover in the coal industry.

This paper presents an overview of RISKGATE topics within the geological and geotechnical domain (strata underground, ground control open cut, outburst, coal bumps and bursts, tailings dams and imush) with a summary of individual topic structures, as well as showing the contrasts and inter-relationships between these ground management topics. The online user can access information about the causes, controls and consequences related to a priority unwanted event (ie the point at which control of energy is lost) and use this information as a prompt for the development of risk assessments, incident investigation, audits of practice/ plans/ procedures and for training and development.

The paper concludes with a discussion of how RISKGATE can be adapted to other mining domains (eg coal outside of Australia, hard rock mining worldwide, construction, tumlelling) and the opportunity for application of this body of knowledge and the RISKGATE action research process for knowledge management in other highly hazardous environments.
Risk management
Coal mining
Strata management
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Publication Series No.12/2014

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