Ground Control: Underground Mining

This course presents an overview of ground control issues and techniques in underground mines including, properties of rocks, structural features, rock stress, rock failure methods, ground control considerations in mine design, monitoring, drilling and blasting controls, ground support, and Ontario regulations pertaining to ground control.

The course meets the knowledge requirements for a portion of the module Identify Geological Features and Supervise Ground Control Installations of the Common Core for First Line Supervisors (including Program #770121 and #770131). To become fully accredited under the supervisory common core programs, participants must return to their workplace and demonstrate to a qualified trainer their skills and their understanding of the company's specific requirements according to government legislation, company standards and manufacturer specifications for supervising ground control installations.


The 'Geological Features' requirements of this module are not addressed in this course.


To ensure success in this module, all participants should have taken WSN's Act & Mining Regulations and Introduction to Mining Safety Programs courses.

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for underground supervisors, JHSC members, and health & safety personnel.

2 days
Material(s) included with this course
  • WSN Ground Support Manual
  • WSN Safe Backfill Operating Practices Manual
  • Participant Manual
Equipment needed

For all Supervisory Common Core sessions, please bring your copy of the OHSA Reg 854 for Mines and Mining Plants – reference copies will be available at the session.