How to Move the Earth (in Simple English): A Guide to Earthmoving in the Mining Industry
"How to Move the Earth" is a guide for the contract mining and owner-operated mining industries, and is aimed at assisting both newcomers and industry veterans in performing their roles to a higher standard and allow them to make better educated decisions.
"How to Move the Earth" aims to teach many of the tried and proven methods that make a business profitable. It will also instruct front line leadership how to set up jobs and how to better manage tasks related to this.
"How to Move the Earth" teaches supervisors and superintendents how to calculate their job costs in their vehicle during a production shift, how to estimate material amounts and the time required to mine the material out.
R.A Martin has spent all his life working on civil earthworks jobs, contract mining, and owner-operated mines globally and has gained a wealth of knowledge from each of these operations. Martin has been recognised as a high performing equipment operator, leading hand and supervisor, operations superintendent and project management leader with contract mining companies. When an opportunity to take on an earthworks consultancy role with a well-known multinational, Martin took up the challenge and went global with this company. That was eighteen years ago and the consultancy business has remained healthy and bustling.