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29 Apr 2021             ALERT SIGNUP

Stacked drifts as presupport

Stacked drifts as a method of large excavation presupport has been applied to several projects in the past and is being planned for more, each using different designs and sequences

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COMMENT FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK - 29 Apr 2021

Stacked drifts are an optimum safety option for situations where surface settlement and excavation control of large caverns is a high risk. Evaluating the risk and justifying the additional costs and assessing the risks posed by the staked drifts themselves is a discussion for the designers, contractors and their risk assessment studies.

Yesterday, 28 April, was World Safety and Health at Work Day. Compliance with guidelines, codes of practice and government legislation as well as sharing lessons learnt and developing systems and equipment that improve safety all go towards protecting the welfare of underground workers.

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