EMESRT ICMM ICSV VI Stakeholder Workshop

Fifty individuals representing 18 entities, with an accumulated 788 years of mining and technology experience are currently attending a two-day workshop in Brisbane, Australia.

The EMESRT and the International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM), Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles, Vehicle Interaction Stakeholder workshop (26 – 27 October) follows on from the Leading Sites workshop held earlier this week.

When asked why the group was brought together, Tony Egan, EMESRT Advisory Group member representing Glencore, said “building the industry bridge between what is needed to effectively manage Vehicle Interaction exposure to unwanted interactions and where we are at today”.

Discussions during the workshop include:

  • The effectiveness of vehicle interaction current controls, when where, and how they apply
  • Understanding current control performance reliability and gaps across the full range of operational variables, relevant to site
  • Providing granularity on the expected performance of enhanced controls for a range of well-defined circumstances
  • Questioning how control enhancements can be operationally integrated
  • What technology can and cannot do
  • EMESRT developed draft underground functional performance scenarios (storyboards)

On day one, participants formed small groups to review the draft underground functional performance scenarios (storyboards) developed by EMESRT.

The EMESRT challenge for the group was to review, break, replace, or improve the draft storyboards.

Participants representing African Rainbow Minerals, Alcoa, Anglo American, BHP, Caterpillar, Cohda Wireless, Epiroc, Hexagon, Indurad, Komatsu, Maptek, MMG, Freeport, Glencore, Gold Fields, Rio Tinto, Vale, and Wabtec.

The workshop is being supported by EMESRT, the ICMM vehicle interaction steering committee co-chairs, and consultant personnel.