There are several methods for moving prepared coal from the mine face to surface. In early days of mining the manual loading and transportation of coal can be done with Loading of coal into tubs. Now, we use of SDL/LHD loading of coal & Belt conveyors for carrying coal over long distances. Side discharge loader (SDL) is one such machine which is designed to work in underground mines. They typically scoop coal from face and load run into transportation equipment's such as coal tubs, chain or belt conveyors.
The objective is to reduce the likelihood of getting injury & occupational health problem and to increase the technical knowledge & skill to all associated person engaged for coal evacuation process. This is for belowground coal mines. ?Applicable for machine operator, Maintenance Crew & Supervisor.