Increase your mining safety awareness
Operator-induced incidents, unexpected component failures, hands-on troubleshooting and survey requirements, and instances of speeding can threaten the safety management efforts in your mine.
At Modular Mining, we strive to improve safety in the mining industry by providing safety management solutions that help your team go home safe and move your operation towards the goal of a zero-incident workplace.
Minimize operator-induced incidents
Reduce equipment misuse and improve situational awareness
Reduction in service brake misuse
System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management system
Whether intentional or not, misuse of your mining equipment can result in premature and unexpected failures and potentially risk the safety of your operators. Often, operators aren’t even aware that their actions are considered harmful; they’re just following in the footsteps of whoever trained them.
Vehicle-to-vehicle interactions represent a large cause of injury or fatality at mines and are often a result of visibility limitations or lacking operator situational awareness. Many collision-alerting systems on the market today produce frequent false alarms, which can desensitize your operators and further complicate your safety management efforts.
Improve adherence to speed limits
Reduce the likelihood of injury as a result of unsafe speeds
Reduction in speeding events
System Used: DISPATCH Fleet Management System
Speeding is often a root cause of injury from collisions with other vehicles or individuals. Speeding in highly trafficked areas such as fuel bays, maintenance shops, planning buildings, and intersections only increases the opportunity for harm.
While you have probably established safe speed limits across your mine, enforcing those limits can be another challenging aspect to your safety management approach. How do you really know that your operators are following your prescribed speed limitations?
Reduce your reliance on potentially-dangerous routine requirements
Minimize the need for in-pit troubleshooting and potentially-dangerous survey work
Increase in compliance to drill pattern
System Used: ProVision Machine Guidance system for drills
Region: North America
Sending a maintenance technician into an active operation to diagnose and resolve equipment failures increases the risk for injury. If you can’t provide them with sufficient data about the failure beforehand, that risk for injury increases as the time required for diagnosis also increases.
Survey requirements can also put your workers at risk for injury as a result of vehicle-to-person interactions or walking across broken ground. And if your drill and blasting efforts don’t align exactly with your drill plan, your fragmentation suffers, increasing your risk of fly rock.
Minimize component failures
Reduce the likelihood of injury as a result of equipment malfunction
Reduction in critical brake temperature events
System Used: MineCare Maintenance Management
Paper-based reporting systems for component defects and inefficient communication between your operations and maintenance departments can make it difficult to address failed or marginally-defective components quickly.
If it takes days or weeks to address the issue, your operators may become less likely to report failed items, increasing the likelihood for unexpected component failures. Reactively approaching maintenance and essentially running your equipment until failure can also increase the potential for harm.
Sustain Your Value: The Big Picture
Leverage the full IntelliMine platform to truly maximize your value, sustain your improvements, and grow over time. Each system and service builds upon another, providing more value and process improvements than you can derive from just a singular technology.
*The MineAlert™ Collision Awareness System (System) is designed to reduce the risk of certain accidents by providing visual and audio warnings to the driver of a potential collision. The System has limitations and cannot notify of all impending accidents. This System is not a replacement for proper safe and attentive driving. Please drive carefully at all times and do not rely on technology to prevent a collision. The System is only activated in certain circumstances and may not engage in all driving situations, weather, or road conditions. Accordingly, never wait for a collision warning. The driver is always responsible for proper operation of the vehicle and for maintaining the correct distance and speed – even when the Collision Awareness System is used. Failure to comply with these instructions could result in serious injury or death.