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Risk Management, Fire and Explosions, Gases and Statistics in Mine Environmental Control
10 JUN 19
Start date
14 JUN 19
End date
R16,245.00

Aims of the Course 

The aim of this module is to introduce students to principles of risk management, fire and explosion prevention techniques, gases and the measurement of gas concentrations and statistics such as desirable properties of descriptive statistics.


Course Pre-requisites

  • Minimum entry requirements for full MEC qualification is an Chamber of Mines Intermediate Certificate in Mine Environmental Control or the NQF 4 QCTO Ventilation Officer qualification.
  • Entry for certificate of attendance or completion of some of the modules within the MEC qualification is an Grade 12 certificate with Maths and Science. Students with matric entry will also be able to complete the assignments and exams for recognition of for the module for which they enrolled as an occasional student, but will not be able to complete all modules and will not be credited with the full qualification.
  • Entry and registration in any particular module is subject to the university’s rights to cancel an individual module.


Course Content

The content of the course will include the following:

  • Risk management principles and definitions with specific reference to the occupational hygiene process and to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of occupational health hazards.
  • The different components of fires and the design of a fire management system and prevention plan.
  • The properties of various hazardous materials.
  • Risk assessment tools.
  • The design and positioning of passive and active explosion barriers.
  • The calculation of flammable gas concentrations and dilution volume flow rate as well as the issuing and calibration of gas measuring instruments.
  • The description and properties of descriptive statistics.


Learning Outcome

After completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand the principle of risk management with particular emphasis to occupational hygiene processes
  • List and describe components of fires, design a fire management and prevention plan and discuss the properties of various hazardous materials and explain the design of active and passive explosion barriers. 


Method of Assessment

Successful completion of an exam (70%) and assessment (30%).


Number of Notional Study Hours: 100




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