Blast Management

Blast Management International
Drill and blast consulting

Specific Services include:

Audit of drill and blast operations
Existing operations may be audited to determine the effectiveness of design implementation and the effects of process variation. An initial system audit may focus on the process and procedural documentation followed by a compliance audit to establish the effectiveness of the system in managing the drill and blast operation. Audit results document achievable and effective recommendations to address identified issues.

Risk management
Area of specific risk may be analysed in order to understand operational exposure and the necessary changes and controls to manage such risk. Examples include estimating blast clearance areas, business and safety risks associated with specific operations.

Drill and blast systems development
The implementation of procedures, operating instructions and quality standards is a key to effective blast management. Blast Management International provides a facilitation service to enable sites to grow their own system from the ground up. Whilst model procedures are supplied for this process site involvement is necessary for ownership.

Blast design
Blast Management International is able to provide specific blast design for underground and surface blasting operations. Designs combine fundamental explosives / rock properties with blast performance history from a range of sites. This approach is particularly effective when blasting in new or unusual blast geometries.

 

Peter DuniamPeter Duniam is a Mining Engineer with 20 years of experience in the mining and construction industry, specialising in blasting operations in difficult and technically challenging areas.

Having spent fifteen years working for major explosives suppliers in Australia, Africa and Asia, Peter established ExploFix Pty Ltd in 2004 to provide an independent consulting service to the mining and explosives industry. 2008 saw the rebranding of Explofix to Blast Management International Pty Ltd. A member of the ISEE since 1996, Peter has presented several technical papers at international conferences on a diverse range of subjects including vibration control, training, electronic detonator systems and underground blast techniques.

Skills include:
Understanding of all aspects of the explosives and blasting industry with a focus on safety and efficiency. Experience in a broad range of underground and surface mines and construction operations including large diameter tunnels in urban environments. Project management and risk management related to blasting operations. Economic and technical analysis of blasting operations leading to precise and practical recommendations. Development and implementation of competency based training systems.

Peter specialises in developing total blasting systems incorporating technical, economic and human factors to deliver an optimised result. Key to this process is the development, presentation and implementation of the standards, procedures and guidelines that comprise site-specific competency-based training.

Blast Management International provides Australia wide on-site blast consulting, nationally recognised shotfirer training and advanced blast design training for open cut coal, and both underground and open cut Metalliferous mines.