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Competent Person A: Surface Mining

*Each Module can be purchased individually.


People with this skills programme comply with the Fall-of-Ground regulations promulgated by the Minister of Minerals and Energy.

The regulations require a competent person to examine and make safe a workplace (Competent Person A) and determine that such competence will vest in a candidate having achieved the requirements of the relevant skills programme registered with the Mining Qualifications Authority.

This Skills Programme Consists of the following Sub Skill Modules:

  • Sub Skill Module 61 Demonstrate knowledge of the geological nature of surface extraction sites.
  • Sub Skill Module 68 Examine and make safe non-blasted surface excavations.
  • Sub Skill Module 69 Demonstrate an understanding of support methods in surface mines and quarries.
  • Sub Skill Module 71 Examine and make safe blasted Surface excavations.
  • Sub Skill Module 79 Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the work place.
  • Sub Skill Module 82 Conduct workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) inspections.
  • Sub Skill Module 430 Perform basic fire fighting.