An essential guide to tailings management responsibilities, accountabilities and liabilities for Accountable Executives, CEOs, Board members, senior executives, banking executives, investors and insurers.
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With a continued focus on the safe and effective management of tailings facilities driving increased accountability and liability for mining company executives, maintaining a baseline understanding is critical for senior management. This 90-minute masterclass has been designed to give Accountable Executives, CEOs, Board members, senior executives, banking executives, investors and insurers a concise overview of tailings management from a risk and governance perspective, in the light of recent catastrophic tailings dam failures and the requirements of the resulting Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM). The masterclass explores learnings from active tailings operations and incidents worldwide, and trends in tailings management.
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Who should attend?
Senior leaders and executive mine professionals
Suited to Accountable Executives, CEOs, Board members, senior executives to understand the requirements of GISTM compliance, the impacts on operations and closure of tailings facilities, and trends in tailings management.
Corporate and investment-related professionals
Understand the context behind provision of financial and human resources to enable GISTM compliance, and the review of tailings facility designs.
Senior tailings facility managers, including operators and engineers
Understand key governance and operational considerations to comply with GISTM requirements, and trends in tailings management.
- Build awareness of key tailings facility risk management issues
- Discuss fundamental principles for addressing issues from a risk and governance perspective
- Examine compliance with the GISTM
- Understand trends in tailings management
This masterclass will be delivered via:
- 90-minute live webinar
- Supported by resources and case studies, including summarised versions of key industry references and guidelines
- Interactive group forums on AusIMM’s Learning Management System, providing opportunity for peer discussions and feedback
The webinar session will be recorded and available within 24 hours for participants unable to attend.
Download the course brochure
Executive Essentials: Tailings Risk and Governance
Professor Williams was a member of an Expert Panel investigating technical causes of the Brumadinho tailings dam failure and is on a number of Tailings Independent Technical Review Boards, including for Escondida.
He authored the 2009 and 2016 Tailings Management Handbook, as part of the Commonwealth Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program for the Mining Industry. Professor Williams is currently involved in the Working Party for the Australian National Committee for Large Dams Guidelines on Tailings Dams – Planning, Design, Construction, Operation and Closure, published in 2012, with an update in 2019.
Frequently asked questions
What are the technical requirements to participate in the course? i.e. do I need a webcam, microphone, etc?
The course will be run entirely online via a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) which can be accessed via computer, tablet or phone. Participants will simply need to have a working Internet connection and a computer, tablet or phone with sound to access the course. The live webinars will be hosted on Adobe Connect and participants may choose to download this application to their computers or devices; however, this is an optional download and attendance via an internet browser is also enabled. Participants will not be required to have access to a webcam or microphone.
How long will the course take?
The full course is estimated to take about 3 hours of learning. Participants will have access to the course platform for three weeks.
Will the course be delivered in other languages?
At the moment, the course will only be delivered in English.
Does someone have to have a prequalification of years’ experience before they can do the course?
No pre-qualification needed but the course is aimed at mining professionals who have a certain level of working experience and knowledge.
How many PD hours do I receive for undertaking the course?
Participants can earn professional development (PD) hours for undertaking the course. One contact hour of technical content is equivalent to one PD hour.