The purpose of this white paper is to provide a comprehensive view of the need for a system safety approach for those deploying and using autonomous systems in the mining industry. It aims to increase awareness of system safety and its benefits in delivering and...

Many organizations are making data publicly available for different uses and offer a variety of hosting and listing services. Although not an exhaustive list, the following table provides examples of organizations with open data platforms and specific data sets that are relevant to mining. This list aims to supplement the Guideline...

One of the challenges with interoperability in mining is that it is difficult to understand what is out there to help advance the industry. This landscape aims to increase the industry’s visibility of what different organizations are doing on interoperability in order to enable collaboration among organizations and accelerate the...

Vale shared insight on the steps they took to prepare employees whose roles changed from haulage technician to autonomous controller. They personalized their change management processes and restructured their organizational structure to complement operational culture.   This case study is for the Autonomous Mining Skills Migration Case Study library. To achieve the desired operating efficiency and productivity benefits of an autonomous...

This anonymous case study highlights a consultancy’s experience helping a North American mining operation whose truck driving operations migrated to autonomous fleets. This case study discusses how communication and change management initiatives had to be adapted once they realized that autonomous mining would result in job loss for this company.   This case study is...

Rio Tinto shared a case study on people strategy for various autonomous systems within their operations, and the importance of keeping employees engaged and informed during upskilling and reskilling transitions. For them, inclusivity and trusting the ingenuity of their people has resulted in successful innovation.   This case study is for the Autonomous Mining Skills Migration Case Study library. To achieve the...

An anonymous case study reviews change management strategies adopted by a copper mine whose on-site drill operations were moved to a control centre. It outlines how the company successfully overcame knowledge gaps experienced by many employees whose roles were upskilled, with zero job loss encountered.   This case study is for the Autonomous Mining Skills...

This guideline provides a classification framework for operational activity that will enable meaningful performance analysis and industry-wide comparison. The framework includes the following: Recommendations for the consistent classification of common surface mining operational activities, statuses, and events into standard time categories. A Time Usage Model,...

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