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Introduction to drones for sustainable mining

May 3 8:00 am May 7 5:00 pm SAST

Drone Safety Legal (DSL) has partnered with the University of Pretoria Enterprises to present the “Introduction to drones for sustainable mining” as one of three blended learning short courses in the “Redefining the role of drone technology in the future of study and work” programme. (The other two courses are on drone inspections for civil engineering and drones for precision agriculture.)

This industry-specific short course is focused on the application of drones in the mining industry covering aspects of surveying, photographic methodologies, drilling and blasting, draglines and various downstream activities in the mining value chain. It covers theory through to in-field practice.

By the end of the course delegates should be able to apply drones in the mining industry in geotechnical modelling, drilling and blasting assistance, performance analysis, equipment inspections, load and haul monitoring and optimisation, dragline monitoring and planning, identifying high-risk areas, and monitor tailings dams.

Delegates will be taught:

  • Basics of land survey and photogrammetry accuracy principles
  • Identifying and selecting drone and sensor solutions
  • Planning nadir and oblique flights
  • Basic image processing to generate and visualise aerial survey outputs (orthomosaics, DSM, 3D models & contours)
  • Basic hardware maintenance and care procedures
  • Basic mining terminology and understanding

The course is accredited for 5 CPD points (ECSA CPD Reg No: P007711-2021; SACNASP CPD Reg No: 2021-0115-001630)

There are two course options: Standard course (R18 687.50 including VAT) or course with Remote Pilot License (RPL) included (R46 000.00 including VAT)

Contact Janine Scheepers, UP Enterprises Course Coordinator, Tel: +27 (0)12 434 2579,

$1272.64 (R18 687.50)

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