The purpose of the project was to investigate the challenges faced by
Khutala Colliery pertaining to underground road construction and
maintenance. Furthermore the influence of these challenges on
productivity and safety requirements were taken into consideration.
The operating standards required for the construction and
maintenance of the 2 seam road transport infrastructure was
investigated, together with reasons why the standards of operating
procedure are not met. The Code of Practice put in place by Khutala
Colliery was used to view the standard operating procedures.
Leading practices on underground road construction were
researched. The project aims to discover the gaps that Khutala
Colliery must bridge to implement enhanced practices with regards to
underground road construction.
During the period of study, observations were carried out to
determine whether the road construction standards of operating
procedure were being adhered to at all times for both road
construction and road maintenance.
Khutala Colliery has put in place a traffic management plan,
which includes safety practices and work policies that must be
adhered to while travelling on underground transport roads.
Paper written on project work carried out in partial fulfilment of B. Eng (Mining