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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Surface Coal Producer, USA
During an actual truck fire incident employee had an engine fire and correctly handled the event. In the incident review the employee said they’d recently completed simulation training and felt completely comfortable handling the fire event.
Underground Mining Services Provider, Australia
Underground truck operator had truck catch fire; the operator attributed recent simulator training to the correct actions taken during the emergency, keeping the operator safe and saving the company millions of dollars in a potential full machine loss.