Solidifying your knowledge on stockpile management and stepping into effective
stockpile management systems


About The Course

Managing your stockpile effectively can be a daunting task when you have to consider all the factors that play a major part in it. This can be especially difficult when you have considered the environmental impact, quantity vs. quality issues and the financial implications of your stockpile. Thus, organisations need to manage their stockpile effectively to ensure that they get the optimal grade from their stockpiles to ensure that their clients get the finest quality. Organisations need to take into consideration Occupational Health and Safety issues that goes hand in hand with managing your stockpile effectively.


Organisations need to decide on the best design principles for their stockpile to maintain the good quality of their stockpile. They need to consider the environmental impact their stockpiles have and how to minimize their footprint. The blending and grading of your material needs to be assessed to ensure that you can supply a high quality product, but also sell your product at a optimum price. Monitoring your stockpile for hot spots and contaminated areas will not only improve the quality of your stockpile, but will ensure a safe working environment for your employees.


Learning Outcomes

  • Building your stockpile to suit the requirements of your organization
  • Considering the environment when managing your stockpile
  • Evaluating your stockpile to ensure that the tonnage does not affect your quality
  • Maximizing the output of your stockpile through effective management
  • Safeguarding your stockpile against airborne contaminants that could eat into your organisation’s profit
  • Designing measures to avoid spontaneous combustion of your coal stockpile

Who Should Attend

  • Raw Material Managers
  • Pit and Assistant Pit Superintendents
  • Plant Managers
  • Metallurgical Managers
  • Logistics and Operations Managers
  • Stock and Quality Co-ordinators
  • Mining Engineers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Production Manage
  • Policy and planning officers

Course Faculty - Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson has been working in the coal industry for over 35 years after completing a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1980. He has gained extensive practical experience in coal handling, blending and transportation while working in a production environment at several coal mines in the Hunter Valley region and has adapted this practical approach when working on consulting projects.

The balance of experience between production and consulting has allowed Richard to develop practical training courses that have been very well received by participants and company management. Courses he has prepared have been designed for coal preparation operators, dense medium cyclone operators and coal quality managers. Richard has also lectured at both the Advanced Coal Preparation and Basic Coal Preparation courses co-ordinated by the Australian Coal Preparation Society. In Indonesia he has provided training courses to various coal mining companies in topics including coal quality, coal preparation and coal utilisation.


Understanding stockpiles

Evaluate the economics and efficiency of stockpiling systems

Examine the method of stacking onto stockpiles

Identify the different types of stockpile systems

Calculate capital and operating costing issues relating to stockpile design

Build stockpiles to meet design criteria

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan