WITH over 25 years’ experience in the drilling industry, our team can meet the requirements of any open drilling operation with ease. Others will try, but it’s these years of experience that allows Roc-Drill to identify an opportunity and approach challenging or otherwise perceivably impossible tasks with a new perspective.

Loyalist to the Atlas Copco brand,co-founder Nigel Deveth finds the machinery reliable, efficient and hard-working. Through Deveth Drilling (founded by Nigel), Atlas Copco and Roc-Drill have had a working relationship spanning 25 years.

DevethLogoSmallBoth companies strive to be at the forefront of the drilling industry and Atlas Copco has developed several innovative technologies in accordance with this aim – including remote rig operation technologies bench remote and its rig control systems. Roc-Drill has been a willing partner in adopting these new technologies.

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Training System

The Roc Drill Training System delivers a safe, consistent and sustainable approach to delivering competent and proficient operators.

It’s about ensuring we deliver the budget outcomes set out by the client.

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Training001Level 1 is designed for new operators entering the Drilling operation. It covers the basics and includes topics such as:

  • Introduction to Drilling Operations & Safety Standards
  • Understanding Drill Specifications
  • Understanding Drill Consumables
  • Basic understanding of drill sequence
  • Housekeeping of the Drill
  • Familiarisation of the Simulator
  • Understand Drill Driver tree and key levers

Level 2 is designed for an operator who has had previous experience drilling and will expand on further techniques and understanding.

  • Drill Standard Work Procedures
  • Instructions for Tramming
  • Understanding and conducting Maintenance operations
  • Understanding and Interpreting data system
  • Simulator Drill Understanding (L2)

Level 3 is designed for an operator who holds a Drill competency and has been deemed L2 competent

  • Introduction to Drilling Operations & Safety Standards > Understanding Drill Specifications
  • Understanding Drill Consumables
  • Basic understanding of drill sequence
  • Housekeeping of the Drill
  • Familiarisation of the Simulator
  • Understand Drill Driver tree and key levers
  • Drill Standard Work Procedures
  • Instructions for Tramming
  • Understanding and conducting Maintenance operations > Understanding and Interpreting data system
  • Simulator Drill Understanding (L2)
  • Understanding and applying Drilling Fundamentals > Conducting Drilling Operations
  • Understanding Drill and maintenance technology and support instruments
  • Identify Maintenance issues/items for resolution
  • Perform advanced drilling operations
  • Apply drill principles to the drill sequence

Level 4 is designed for an operator who is competent in Drilling operations and has been deemed L3 competent

  • Perform advanced Drilling Operations
  • Apply drill principles to the drill sequence
  • Understand advanced Drilling principles and
    practices whilst operating the Drill
  • Conduct maintenance procedures
  • Apply Drill sequencing principles

Roc-Drill brings together a team of highly skilled people with extensive experience in mining. Due to the breadth of experience we are able to provide project management, technical, safety and cost expertise.

Whilst our systems monitor and manage team performances, these people provide the expertise and guidance that ensures everything works on the job.

Directors

Nigel Deveth
Managing Director, Deveth Drilling Qld P/L & Roc-Drill P/L

NIGEL has over 28 years experience in managing drilling & blasting services. Read more…

  • Drill Performance
  • Maintenance and Consumables
  • Business Development

Sean Ryan
Director, Roc-Drill P/L & Planning 4 People P/L

SEAN RYAN is a qualified Civil/Mining Engineer who has worked extensively in the civil, coal and metalliferous mining industries. Read more…

  • People Management
  • Safety, Health, Environment & Community
  • Contract Management

What our clients say

“Roc-Drill’s maintenance program, systems and structures is reflected in their drill fleet availability, which exceeds contract obligations. Their success is underpinned by correct equipment selection and asset reinvestment strategy which not only covers drill rigs, but also ancillary equipment and consumables.”
Lachlan Wallace, Mining Manager, Kanmantoo Copper Mine
“Roc-Drill’s safety and environmental performance has been excellent throughout the contract period. They proactively look for advancements in this field and are dedicated to site initiatives.”
Lachlan Wallace, Mining Manager, Kanmantoo Copper Mine
“Roc-Drill are at the forefront of technology and safety by developing bench remote trailers to operate the drill rigs.”
Lachlan Wallace, Mining Manager, Kanmantoo Copper Mine

Capability

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ROC-DRILL’S focus to be a leader in the drilling industry has allowed for current contracts to not only meet but to exceed key performance indicators (KPI’s) for our clients.

Our current fleet of rigs performance have allowed us to instil confidence for our clients in meeting our contractual obligations. Our Ancillary fleet to service and maintain includes service trucks, manitou’s, support equipment and a fleet of medium and light vehicles. Roc-Drill’s vast experience and proven capability provides the platform to offer a range of services for all drilling applications.

We also specialise in remote drilling technology, hole navigation technology and self-developed wireless reporting systems.

Our head office is located in Queensland, while our project sites are located throughout Australia.