Fundamental techniques for reducing risk associated with instabilities in mining slopes


International Society for Rock Mechanics, Vice President, Australasia


This paper discusses some of the fundamental considerations when managing mining slopes. The goal of management is to reduce all components that contribute to the geotechnical risk and by doing so reduce the risk to as low as reasonably achievable. The techniques and procedures suggested are not exhaustive; they represent a snapshot of some of the practical techniques the author has found useful for a range of scenarios.