Functional training at Inco's Thompson Mine

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 74, No. 834, 1981

W.F. SCOTT, Senior Foreman, Training, and K.L SOMERVILLE, Vice-President, Inco Metals Company, Manitoba Division, Thompson, Manitoba

This paper outlines the development and inplementation of functional training at the Thompson Mine of Inco Metals Company, Manitoba Division. This training is an extension of similar methods implemented throughout the company to meet safety and health and productivity objectives. It consists of the orientation to the mine, induction in the basic mining skills, and specific training in drilling and other skills in the mine. Initial results indicated a positive effect on the safety performance and proficiency of the mine workforce.
Keywords: Manpower, Training, Inco Metals Company, Thompson Mine, Functional training, Underground mining.