The action by which one is assigned a series of job tasks to perform inside the mine, during one’s work shift.
Continuous training meetings at the beginning of the shifts where the subject of mine safety and operation is discussed.
The action that permits the dissipation of toxic gases like carbon monoxide (CO) and/or nitrous gases (NO, NO2), due to the injection of clean fresh air.
SUPERVISION AND INSPECTION OF THE WORK AREA
This inspection takes place 30 minutes after blasting, during which the levels of oxygen, carbon monoxide and/or nitrous gases are measured, as well as visual detections are made wherein potential dangers are identified and risks are evaluated. This is in addition to the inspections that are made at the end of each of our activities
Technique used to detect and provoke, in a controlled manner, the detachment and falling of loose rocks from the opening above, and slabs and edges on the lateral walls, using tools and equipment specifically designed for this purpose.
This action cleans and extracts the material generated from the blasting due to expansion, cuttings, or other jobs, in order to deposit it in spurs, bins or loading pockets, or trucks, using a scooptram.
This is the transport of the material generated by blasting, either mineral or country rock, by dump truck or underground mine truck, loading them using a scooptram.
This technique is used in order to guarantee the stability of the earth, using anchoring, screening, pitched concrete or iron frames, depending on the need, in order to fasten down rocks that are fractured, under pressure or likely to fall.
The action by which we create drill or blast holes using rotor hammering on the mass of solid rock, in order to then fill them with explosives that are detonated.
The action of fracturing or fragmenting the mass of solid rock using controlled explosives.