Colin Rice Exploration and Training (Pty) Ltd is a leading provider of training programs specifically developed for the exploration drilling industry. Based on our 34 years of experience in many sectors of the drilling industry, we are well placed to offer professional training, consulting and safety auditing services. Over many years, our company has developed a reputation for delivering high quality services based on sound technical ability, independent opinions and absolute integrity.


We offer a range of training programs in the form of certificate programs and short courses, both on an online and a contact session basis.

Our programs are specifically designed to meet the requirements of different roles in a drilling operation including management, supervisory, operational and support staff. 

Our certificate program includes: 

Our short courses include:


We have a long history of assisting mining, exploration and contracting companies to improve production, efficiency and safety performance and in the resolution of disputes.

Other aspects of our services include conducting component based and activity based risk assessments, developing standard operating procedures, developing drill site safety standards and assistance in the development of tender specifications.


Safety AuditING

Safety on drill sites has assumed increasing importance in recent years and is now no longer a 'nice to have'. Over many years, we have been provided safety auditing services to mining and contracting companies. These audits are based on a full evaluation of the four critical components of drill site safety - equipment, people, environmental issues and operational procedures.

Our auditing services ensure that our customers receive independent and objective reports on their current safety performance and recommendations to improve performance.