Examine & Declaring Safe Workplace in Underground Coal Operation (MQA/SP0007/05)
In terms of the Mines Health and Safety Act and Regulations (Act 29 of 1996), and for purposes of Regulation 14.1 (7), competent person means a person whom:
(7) Has been assessed and found competent to install, maintain and remove any support unit.
Installation, Maintenance & Removal of Support in Underground Coal Mining Operations (MQA/SP/0017/05)
There are three variations possible for this skills programme:
- Timber Support
- Roofbolter Machine Support
- Compressed air/Hydraulic Support
People credited with this skills programme are able to install, maintain and remove specific support unit in accordance with the Fall of Ground Regulations.
Gases & Gas Testing in Underground Fiery (Coal) Mines (MQA/SP/0126/10)
This skills program is based on unit standards and will support the relevant competencies for the identification and testing of gases in an Underground Fiery (Coal) mine.
By successfully completing the skills program learners will be able to identify and test for gases in Underground Fiery (Coal) mines.
Flame proofing in Underground Fiery (Coal) Mines (MQA/SP/0127/10)
There is a need in the mining industry for operational persons (mining) and engineering practitioners operating/practising in an Underground Fiery (coal) mining environment; to be able to identify sub standards to, and maintenance of flame proof enclosures and equipment. These persons must receive appropriate learning and be found competent against the standards and requirements pertaining to specific equipment and processes.
By successfully completing the skills program learners will be able to identify sub standards to, and maintenance of flame proof enclosures and equipment in an Underground Fiery (coal) mining environment.
Competent A Continuous Miner
People credited with this skills programme are able to examine and declare a working place safe in accordance with the Fall of Ground Regulations.
Blasting assistant operations in underground coal mines.
People credited with this skill program are able to perform Blasting Assistant Operation in the production process.
This skill programme is aimed at people who work or intend to work within coal-mining context and seek recognition for essential skills in coal mining operations.