I would say we’ve had a 20% improvement in truck operating efficiency and we have certainly seen a reduction in metal-to-metal accidents as well.
Simulators provide equipment operators a safe environment to learn and practice their skills. Immersive Technologies’ simulators allow the operator to have a better understanding of possible hazards and safely practice responding to a range of possible emergency situations. Many of these situations are too dangerous, too difficult or too expensive to replicate in an actual mine.
The ability to train operators to react correctly during potentially life threatening situations is invaluable in mining. Many dangerous situations rarely take place, so training operators to understand proper protocol in a safe environment is essential for mining operations to be assured their operators are better prepared and can react appropriately with confidence.
Features like RealMove™, allow for an operator to naturally walk around a 3D virtual environment providing realistic training for hazards avoidance, mine evacuation, proximity detection and more.
Operators can be trained on how to respond to machinery emergencies such as engine fires and brake failure as well as the correct responses to emergencies occurring elsewhere on the mine site.
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Mine management sought to reduce traffic incidents increase availability of the truck fleet, and reduce costs of tire replacement (one of the largest costs for the operation).
Site achieved an 88.6% reduction in traffic incidents 2018 to 2020 and a 43% increase in tire life from 2018 to 2020.
Open-pit Copper Mine, Africa
High numbers of lost time injuries and haul truck damage prompted mine management to implement a new operator training initiative.
In the year following simulator implementation a 54% reduction in property damage attributed to poor operating skills and 33.3% reduction in haul truck incidents were achieved.
Gold Mine, Canada
Site was ramping-up and required additional operators to be trained. Following ramp-up, the site required further optimization to improve productivity and reduce cost.
A Continuous Improvement Project was developed, which demonstrated a 52.8% improvement in scores across all performance categories, including spot time, dump spot time, overspeeds, body-up and engine fire events.
Caballo Mine, USA
Caballo management needed to improve fire emergency response rates for haul truck operators with quantifiable results.
Site managed to achieve a 65% improvement in emergency fire response pass rates.