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|Stephen Grundy, Co-Founder, Pinpoint Communications, a sponsor company at the marcus evans Mining Technology & Innovation Summit 2012, on efficiently capturing data in mining sites. |
London, May 18, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Using GPS fleet tracking and mobile technology is a cost effective and efficient way to manage compliance risk and improve operational efficiency in the mining sector, says Stephen Grundy, Co-Founder, Pinpoint Communications.
From a sponsor company at the upcoming marcus evans Mining Technology & Innovation Summit 2012, taking place in Perth, Australia, 6 - 8 June, Grundy shares his views on increasing mining safety and decreasing environmental and reputational risks.
- How can mining companies better adapt and respond to changing business parameters and risks?
Mine owners have health and safety challenges not only for mining sites, but the surrounding communities, and must take care of the environment they are operating in.
Managing a mobile workforce that crosses communities, private land and mine sites, needs to be taken into consideration. Mine operators must implement health and safety policies to protect all stakeholders. The challenge is in enforcing and measuring these policies in an environment that is often far from the corporate head office or even the mine site itself.
Mine operators are turning to GPS fleet tracking technology that has been widely used by field service industries. GPS fleet tracking and in-vehicle management systems have proven to greatly reduce safety, environmental and reputational risks.
- What can be done to help mining executives capture field data more efficiently?
Having a system that enables field workers to get to the work site more efficiently by navigating the best route to locations that would not be found on any normal street map is crucial. The work done and problems encountered can then be entered into the system electronically and sent back to the operations base. This would reduce the time and cost of entering and analysing data on the field, from days to minutes.
- How can field workers be updated in real time with hazards and notifications?
Monitoring and reporting on vehicles has greatly reduced the risk of accidents and environmental damage in and around a mine site. The next step is to provide the driver with specific information about road conditions and the environment he or she is driving in.
We recently worked with Santos to develop a unique navigation solution that provides drivers the ability to drive through an extensive private road network in Western Queensland. This navigation terminal provided drivers with specific notifications, such as the speed limit, hazards on the road, navigation to remote wells, pump locations and recommendations. This proactively helps drivers adjust their driving behaviours according to road conditions.
- What tips do you have on improving en-route planning and maintenance scheduling?
Having a clear graphical picture of where fixed assets and the mobile workforce are located gives operation planners a transparent view of the best crew for the job. It enables them to identify who is nearby and can perform the task most quickly.
About the Mining Technology & Innovation Summit 2012
This unique forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Perth, Australia, 6 - 8 June 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit includes presentations on changing business parameters, risk management framework and boosting returns and productivity. For more information please send an email to email@example.com or visit the event website at www.miningtechsummit.com/StephenGrundyInterview
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Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited.
About Pinpoint Communications
Pinpoint Communications is an Australian owned and operated company that manufactures GPS hardware and mobility software for the collection and distribution of remote data. Over the past 10 years Pinpoint has delivered industry based solutions for OH&S compliance, productivity and operational savings. Industry solutions are available for Mining; Utilities; Transport; Civil Contractors; Local Government and the Hire Industry. www.pinpointcomms.com.au.
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May 18, 2012
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Topic: Research / Industry Report
Sectors: Business General
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