German experts of RAG Mining Solutions contribute to an increase of safety at work in the Chinese mining industry within a project promoted by the GIZ
Mining experts of the field Health, Safety and Environment Protection (HSE) conducted two seminars for Chinese experts and management for safety at work of Kailuan Coal Group on-site in China in December 2013. The Chinese group of companies aims at updating their knowledge in order to decrease accident risks in their company. The exchange of experiences is becoming more and more important in this context.
The seminars lasted five days each and included various issues presented by the HSE experts such as fire and explosion protection, technical dust suppression, mine ventilation and accidental black spots in drivage roadheading as well as in coal winning and logistics. Also they presented modern methods of teamwork and devices.
Dieter Mantwill, head of Health, Safety and Environment Protection explains how the project developed: “We enjoy a very good reputation thanks to our longtime experience nationally and internationally. Thus we not only cooperate with Chinese but also with Russian and Vietnamese mining companies.”
The know-how of internationally operating RAG Mining Solutions exceeds issues with regards to content and includes also the local parameters in the respective countries: “Activities in foreign countries are only successful when you consider the present law as well as the local culture and mindset of the people when knowledge and experiences from the German mining industry are communicated.”
The attendance of Wenjie Chang, director of safety at work at Kailuan Coal Group at the seminar for managers can be interpreted as a particular acknowledgement. He appreciated both the content and the method of instruction and already showed interest in attending further seminars taking place in 2014.