Immersive Technologies developed a series of WorksiteVR Quest virtual reality scenarios designed to facilitate a blended learning model in conjunction with eLearning and practical activities. Mine site inductions are necessary however often dry, boring, and forgettable. Mining operations are now acknowledging the value of Virtual Reality Training, shifting site inductions to become a significant opportunity to proactively mitigate risk. With the use of WorksiteVR Quest, this is being achieved with exceptional results. Mining personnel are completing their induction possessing the confidence that they can apply their learnings and deal with emergency situations, along with an increased level of information retention after induction is complete.
Is your operator training program inefficient and failing to prove return on investment? Too often training is done “for the sake of it” or only to fulfill a compliance requirement. In reality the biggest return on investment from training equipment operators is achieved by targeting actual performance variance identified through data including fleet management system data. Performance variance in production, machine abuse and safety costs an average mine millions of dollars per year.
Immersive Technologies has chosen to increase their long-term commitment to the Brazilian market by partnering with TecWise Sistemas de Automaçao, a subsidiary of Comms International, for the creation of a locally based Simulator and VR sales, service and support organization.
The greenfield Houndé Gold Operation (HGO) by Endeavour Mining in Burkina Faso has recently gone into development and with quick timelines to get equipment to site and operators trained. Endeavour Mining has selected operator training solutions from Immersive Technologies.
The annual recognition for mining companies using simulation for operator training and business improvement from Immersive Technologies was awarded to Brazil’s VALE Ferrosos. The award recognizes the achievements of mine sites focused on improving operational safety, efficiency and productivity through strategic and focused simulator based training initiatives.
African Underground Mining Services (AUMS), a Barminco Limited and Ausdrill 50/50 Joint Venture, continues to provide significant market growth in the African region for Immersive Technologies, with recent orders for two IM360 simulator platforms with Conversion Kits deployed for Sandvik Long Hole and Jumbo Drills, LHD’s and Trucks and a Cat Truck and LHD.
At an accelerating rate, Mexican mines are taking advantage of advanced simulation technology along with skilled people and proven process, from Immersive Technologies, to optimize their equipment operator workforce.
New direction from a proactive and forward thinking Executive team at South Africa’s leading contract mining company, MCC Contract Mining & Services, a division of the eXtract Group, has led to the investment in one of the largest operator training center projects in Africa.
Immersive Technologies has mobilized a managed training solution which includes Advanced Equipment Simulators and embedded staff at Canada Flurospar. Immersive Technologies’ embedded training staff have already aided the recruitment and assessment of equipment operators and will soon shift focus to improving equipment operator performance once the mine is operational.