AME BC Workshops

Exploration Safety for Project Managers Workshop

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Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: BCIT – Downtown Campus 555 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC
Room: 280/282/284

Rationale for the Course
The AME BC Health & Safety Committee presents its fourth annual workshop on exploration safety for senior management and project managers.

Our goal is to foster responsible and adaptive safety leadership in the mineral exploration sector. Effective safety leaders are the building blocks of a strong culture that strives for everyday safety and zero harm.

Course Outline – New for 2014

With the Safety Management Cycle as a foundation, the course will include presentations, decision-making scenarios, panels with question and answers, and storytelling.


  • Responsibilities as a safety leader
  • Developing essential leadership and decision-making skills
  • Fundamentals of risk management and control
  • Trends in safety statistics
  • Regulatory and compliance environment in BC
  • Completing a hazard assessment
  • Building an effective emergency response plan
  • Helicopter and drill safety and contractor management
  • Incident root cause analysis
  • Onsite safety management strategies

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior managers, project managers, senior geologists
  • Health and safety personnel active in the mineral exploration sector

Introduction to Exploration Safety Workshop

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Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: BCIT – Downtown Campus 555 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC  V6B 3H6
Room: 280/282/284

Course Outline
  • Interactive field safety scenarios and strategies for dealing with them
  • Regulatory environment and what to expect of your employer
  • Health and safety trends in the mineral exploration sector
  • Helicopter safety
  • Recommended traversing equipment for mountain and bush environments
  • 4x4 and ATV driving awareness
  • Emergency awareness preparedness
  • Safety around drills
  • How to avoid bear problems
  • Hypothermia and ice water survival
  • Safety issues in uranium exploration
Who Should Attend?
  • Recently graduated geoscientists
  • Field assistants
  • Project geologists or managers interested in a refresher


AME BC Mining Essentials Workshop

Mining Essentials is a two-day course that provides a complete overview of the mineral exploration and mining industry for those working or involved in the mining industry, but who do not have a technical background in geology or mining. It is suitable for business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, regulators, government employees, accountants, lawyers, community leaders and the general public. Mining Essentials is effective at tying together and explaining the relevance and importance of the various parts of the industry. The course has been developed and refined over 10 years and is widely recognized in Vancouver and elsewhere in western Canada as an engaging and highly informative course on the mining industry.

Click here to download the course summary

 Friday & Saturday, May 24-25,  2013
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (check-in begins at 8:00 am on Friday)
Location: Terminal City Club 837 West Hasting Street, Vancouver BC

Room: Terrace A & Terrace B

Wilderness First Aid

Courses sponsored by the PDAC include one May 2-3 in Vancouver; visit for more information and to register.