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PROFESSIONAL COACHING FOR BLAST HOLE DRILLERS

DTH

Would you like to improve your production drilling operations by up to 25%?
If yes, let us know.
Supported with an excellent track record from more than 30 clients, we can help you achieve your goals.

We remain available to provide service beyond your expectations.

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DTHDS takes a people-focused approach to production, slot and service hole drilling

operations in copper, gold and iron ore mines, both surface and underground.

We can guarantee as much as 25% improvement in your current performance by helping

both drillers and shift bosses understand how to drill straight holes accurately at all angles.

This improvement results in more consistent fragmentation, better stope extraction and

lower crushing costs.

You will benefit from more than 40 years of industry experience to help you achieve that

extra performance, which previously seemed out of reach.

what we do

DTH Drilling Solutions will enable

each driller to improve performance and thus reduce costs for production drilling operations.

Our program is tailored to be inclusive of drillers of any skill level or background. Wherever a mining operation is, we have the experience and passion required.

We improve time, tonnes and cost by influencing individual drillers' attitude, understanding and skills.

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how we work

‘Training’ has a focus on helping a person develop new skills. The drill manufacturers usually provide training, but their training has a strong focus on a machines’ technical operation, and it doesn’t address behaviour.

‘Coaching’ goes beyond training and addresses gaps in knowledge and behaviour. Coaching is people-specific, with a strong focus on principles and behaviour. By providing coaching, Graeme can help drillers improve and retain their existing skills. He can help them get better results on the same machine in the same rock. And he can help their employers improve time, tonnes, and cost – “the three things mining management is usually concerned about,” he says.

-Jermaine @ Business World Australia

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In the years since its inception, DTHDS has provided a unique and valuable service to the mining industry around the world. He has used his more-than-three decades of experience to help drillers avoid and overcome problems such as hole deviation, collapsing holes, stuck or broken rods, broken machines, and other issues. In the process, he has saved mines up to hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

 

Through our coaching and mentoring programs, we help operators become drillers and good drillers become better drillers.

In the vast majority of cases, we find operators try to do a good job. Even though their machine operating skills may be excellent, a lack of knowledge about the science of drilling can lead to unwanted hole deviation, stuck rods, low productivity and poor stope extraction.

As such, in the vast majority of cases, our programs quickly lead to higher productivity, better fragmentation, improved stope extraction and lower crushing costs.

 

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DTHDS driller coaching programs take a people-focused approach to production, slot and service hole drilling operations in underground copper and gold mines.
We can guarantee substantial improvements to your current performance by helping both drillers and shift bosses understand the finer points about drilling straight holes accurately at all angles.

 

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ABOUT US

DTH Drilling Solutions Pty. Ltd. was formed in 2006 with the aim of helping mining companies optimize their blast hole drilling operations.

 

Depending on the size of your operation, we could help you save hundreds of thousand dollars each year!

Effective communication skills combined with our vast experience allows us to help drillers understand causes and find solutions for simple and complex production drilling problems.

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Principal, Graeme Exelby, shares more than thirty years of experience to help drillers overcome problems such as premature bit failure, deviating or collapsing holes, stuck or broken rods, machine damage and efficiency problems.

Graeme began his career in 1973 as a boilermaker/welder and is well experienced in hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
He has an in-depth understanding of blast hole drilling principals, tooling design and failure analysis.

From 1976 to 1996 he held technical sales and management positions with Horwood Bagshaw, Ingersoll Rand and Sandvik Mining in Australia. In 1996, Graeme took a global role in technical marketing and training with Sandvik Mining based in Texas, USA. He returned to Australia in 2006 and settled in Dubbo, New South Wales where he serves the Global Mining Industry as an independent blast hole drilling consultant through DTH Drilling Solutions.

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Clients and Testimonials

DTHDS driller coaching programs take a people-focused approach to production, slot and service hole drilling operations in underground copper and gold mines.
We can guarantee substantial improvements to your current performance by helping both drillers and shift bosses understand the finer points about drilling straight holes accurately at all angles.

 

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Contact

PO Box 1229

Dubbo, NSW 2830

Australia

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Tel Australia: +61 432 268 104

Tel Zambia:   +260 971 874 461

WhatsApp

graeme@dthds.com.au

coaching@dthds.com.au

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