Quarry Slope Stability Training | Online Workshop

The Slope Stability workshop has been designed to provide participants with knowledge relating to geotechnical awareness skills and management strategies to minimise the potential risk associated with slope instability and rock slides. Hosted by the Institute of Quarrying Australia, gain insights and obtain quarry certification of completion contributing to CPD hours.



Date: Thursday 23 September 2021
Start: 9:00am AEST
Finish: 4:30pm
Location: Online Via Zoom

Quarry Slope Stability Training - Online Workshop Overview

The potential for rock slides and slope failures makes working near quarry walls, stockpiles and dump faces a hazardous task. As quarries develop over time, they usually get deeper and the overall slope angle becomes steeper which can increase the risk of rock slides . Stockpiles and waste dumps contain unconsolidated material which can be subject to collapse.

Geotechnical awareness and skills to recognise and manage potential rock slides and batter collapse hazards are necessary to achieve an acceptable level of risk.  

Quarry Slope Stability Training learning objectives

  • A working understanding of the causes of quarry instability in soils and rocks in quarries.
  • The ability to identify the different types of quarry slope failure.
  • An increased awareness of inspections and risk controls in relation to excavations, overburden dumps, stockpiles and tailings dams.
  • Information on the roles and responsibilities of quarry workers for managing risks associated with geotechnical hazards.
  • Information on the requirements of Principal Hazard Ground Control Management Plans.

Who should attend

The course is particularly relevant to:

  • Quarry Managers
  • Quarry Supervisors

Your Facilitator

Tony Ferrazza
Tony has previously been a Senior Mining Engineer with WorkSafe Victoria with oversight of quarries and open cut mines in Victoria. He has extensive experience in education as training co-ordinator at Box Hill Institute and facilitator of a range of courses for the industry.

Continuing Professional Development Hours (CPD Hours)

6.5 hours - Technical Training
A completion certificate will be issued once finished.

Registration Fees

IQA Member:  $190
Non Member$255
Registrations Close: Monday 20 September 2021


All participants must have access to the internet and a laptop / tablet that can run Zoom.  If you have questions regarding the system requirements please visit the Zoom website.

  •  Internet connection Laptop, PC or Phone with sound and video capability
  • Quiet environment


Numbers are limited to ensure an optimal learning experience for attendees.

All information is correct at the time of publication. The IQA reserves the right to alter or delete items as required, and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

23/09/2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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