“Mining is a fickle business that is as much about passion and skill as it is about technology and systems for both the miners and the maintainers.

From boring out a face in an underground development heading with a three-boom jumbo to loading and hauling more than 300 tonnes of ore in a single truck out of the world’s largest open cut operations, there is nothing surer than the equipment operator wants one key thing—reliability. The abhorrent and unnecessary cost of unreliability is only known when reliability itself is achieved.

This book provides real-life experiences and sets out simple pathways to achieve every COO’s goal of predictable, smooth, and cost-efficient operations. I highly recommend this practical guide as a constant companion when in pursuit of mining operational excellence.”

David Lawrence, Senior Technical Advisor, Sarawak Energy Resources