Despite technology’s part in improving mine safety, Bravus Mining & Resources and Glencore implement workforce management strategies that bring their safety targets into reality.
As a registered training organisation, Kal Tire is investing in its next wave of tyre technicians, preparing them with the knowledge and skills required to work in this role, while diversifying the industry.
COVID-19 has introduced a number of hardships on bulk material handlers, including limiting their options for critical training to improve conveyor safety and productivity.
Fenner Dunlop’s highest priority has always been safety due to its workers’ exposure to hazardous equipment and work environments. The company discusses its focus on people to ensure safe operations.
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has commenced its supervisor development program in Queensland to set workers up on the path of leadership in 18 months.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has revised its operator training simulator, Digital Driller, for drill operators and maintenance teams.
Being prepared for potential accidents is a vital skill for miners when working at heights, underground or with chemicals and explosives. Australasia Fire & Emergency Response College is training workers to deal with a range of common mine accidents and dangers.
Accelerated trends of autonomy in mining and increased reliance on data have pushed training to the fore to ensure workers have adequate skills. Viion reveals the most critical training areas and why.
The New South Wales Resources Regulator has completed a virtual emergency response exercise with mines from the Cobar and Nyngan areas.
The median age of a worker in the mining industry is 40 years, so it’s important now to consider the specific needs of a workforce over 40.
South Australia will host an industry-backed training ground for minerals industry experts in the areas of sensing and data science.
Honeywell combines the brimming potential of augmented reality and virtual reality into an outcome-driven safety solution for the mining industry. Vanessa Zhou reports.
A drive to overcome the barriers of entry to virtual reality technology has driven the formation of a strategic, intercontinental partnership that has created the HazID platform.
Alcoa has followed in the steps of the army, navy and air force, which use VR to undertake training for high-risk tasks at its alumina refineries in Western Australia.
Australia will see a $12.5 million national mining research and training centre led by the University of Adelaide to bolster the country’s future mining operations.
BHP has launched a training program “The School of Rock” at its Olympic Dam site in South Australia, which is dedicated to training people without mining experience.
Sandvik has introduced an operator training simulator to provide a compact and flexible solution to safely train teams on the DD422i, DD422iE and DT922i drill rigs.
White Dog International director Wesley Dobbin tells Safe to Work how he caters his training programs to the individual differences between mine sites.
Safety performance does not have to come at the expense of profitability when mine sites experience a reduction of incidents and downtime. Instead, profitability can be improved when safety, training and production are optimised.
Simulators not only help workers operate mining machinery, but also give them the skills to stay safe. Safe To Work looks at a new simulator on the market.