Personnel & Asset Tracking and Tagging in Underground Hard Rock mines

Underground Tracking System - Plan View

Underground Tracking System – Plan View

MST’s Tracking System reports the location and tracks the movement of people and equipment as they travel through the underground roadways in real time.

Our tagging and tracking system uses strategically placed Wi-Fi Access Points as readers for RFID Tags, that are carried by miners or attached to vehicles & other equipment, so their real time position is monitored underground and on the surface.

Importantly, we extend the functionality beyond simple location awareness, so in addition to the safety benefits, an investment in our Wi-Fi Tracking System can deliver tangible cost benefits . MST’s  system analyses and interprets location data to deliver measurement and exception reporting against various targets/KPI’s to allow the real-time management of various critical production processes.

Applications

Time & Attendance
The reporting of personnel times and exact locations within a production area can facilitate big improvements in the effective and efficient deployment of personnel. By integrating personnel’s competency requirements, the system can ensure that personnel only enter into areas or undertake tasks for which they have sufficient and up to date induction, training and accreditation. Exception reports and reminder renewal notices can be automatically generated and transmitted.

Asset Utilisation
Utilising an asset in the correct place at the correct time starts with knowing where it is. It is from this simple ability that our customers have found big improvements in asset utilisation. Further interpretation of data, provides trends and information like standing times according to location, which allows customers to make additional ongoing improvements.

Production Measurement
Tracking the movements, counting the trip cycles and integrating the payloads of production vehicles, allow KPIs to be monitored and exceptions brought to the attention of the relevant supervisors. Various reporting and alerting systems allow the information to be shared, and acted on in real-time to quickly get the process back on track.

MST’s tracking and communication system can be interfaced to a number of mine fleet management systems to automate the input of data into these systems, rather than relying on manual input from truck & loader (LHD) drivers. The result is a significant increase in accuracy ensuring end of shift, end of week and end of month reconciliations are greatly simplified.

Emergency Mustering
In an emergency the ability to quickly locate personnel ensures safe and thorough evacuations, and supports fast and targeted search and rescue operations. Our MineDash software interprets information from Wi-Fi access points and RFID tags to provide real time locations of personnel at all times.

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Case Studies

Time & Attendance ›
Key to improving safety and productivity is the information of where personnel are and how they spend their time.

 

Managing People Costs ›
EPCM’s need to track significant numbers of employees and subcontractors on project sites.

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