A new whitepaper highlights the importance of having a system safety approach towards autonomous mining as technological advancements continue to underwrite the mining industry.
The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has mapped out a set of functional safety guidelines for autonomous mining systems.
Leading miners BHP, Teck Resources and Roy Hill have helped drive a project to develop a guideline for automation systems that could help to improve safety in the mining workplace.
The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has extended its guideline for underground mine communications to include best practices within mining environments.
Autonomous equipment will receive a clear regulation that defines its minimum safety standards in the form of a new guideline, jointly developed by industry players such as Rio Tinto.