Free Surface Mining Equipment Glossary

We’ve been revamping our mining safety training elearning library, in case you didn’t know.

What does that mean? Well, we’ve added a BUNCH of new courses, for one thing. We’ve spruced up older titles, adding new information when relevant and improving our graphics in all cases (our 3D animation capabilities become more and more impressive every year).

And we’ve broken some of the courses up into shorter, more “bite-sized” learning activities to make them easier to watch and more effective learning experiences.

So all told, it’s a general improvement all the way around.

In this article, you can see some of the fruits of that labor. Plus you can check out an interactive glossary of terms related to equipment used in surface mining. And you can even download a free copy for yourself (read more details below about what you’d download and how to use it).


One of the courses we’ve updated is our Typical Surface Mining Equipment course (great for Part 46 New Miner and Annual Refresher, by the way). To show that off a bit and give you a free training resource, we’ve taken some of the terms, definitions, and images from that course and made the free interactive glossary below.

Feel free to flip through the glossary and see if you know what’s what. You can come back and watch this as many times as you want. Plus, you can send this links to others, too, so they can check it out and use it.

In addition, we’ve set this up below so that you can download your own free copy and then import it into your SCORM-compliant LMS.

Here it is. Hope you enjoy it.

If you liked this glossary a LOT, you can download a free copy. Please note that this free copy is in the SCORM format and is intended to play inside an LMS. You can’t play it if you don’t first import it into an LMS. If you’re not sure what that all means, check the two linked articles below before you download the glossary.

If you’re now sure you’ve got a SCORM-compliant LMS and know what to do with this SCORM eLearning course, go ahead and download the surface mining equipment glossary.

Here’s a short sample of the Typical Surface Mining Equipment course that we took these images from.

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