Derek Naude, Mining Mechanical Engineer and Designer, chats with International Mining about hoisting (page 3). He reiterates that the fundamentals of hoisting haven’t changed, but the mines of today have changed—demanding both deeper mines and higher payloads. Can a hoisting system be sustainable? Due to the high amount of energy hoisting requires, energy efficiency can be challenging. Derek talks efficiency and sustainability in hoisting. An ever-present theme in mining, Derek also discusses safety and the regulations around safety standards for hoisting systems in the United States.