Since 2010, a number of researchers have investigated the development of new models to generate
accurate predictions relating to the risks from flyrock. The purpose of this paper is to summarize and
analyse these recent studies in order to determine the validity of the findings as a global solution.
Recent publications have proposed a wide range of potential approaches and techniques to predict
or investigate flyrock. Several authors have proposed viable solutions based on assumed causative
parameters and their impact as inputs. However, the results were concluded to be site-specific and could
not be applied to other environments. Since the actual impact of blast design parameters on the risk of
flyrock remains debatable, based on the varying assumptions made in recent research, it is important to
use an objective methodology for evaluating the impact of design parameters as well as environmental
considerations. The testing methodologies used to measure the actual flyrock distance are not scientific
and are highly dependent on the scrutiny of the researcher. In order to present results that are objective
and uncriticizable, an accurate, quantitative and objective method of measuring the travel distance of
flyrock is required.