Implementation of Autonomous Systems v2 Development – Health & Safety, Regulations, Workforce & Community, Social Impact: Workshop

Purpose of the Workshop

The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is holding a development workshop on version 2 of the Implementation of Autonomous Systems guideline. This workshop is for subject matter experts to validate input and determine further requirements to update the guideline content.

About the Content

This workshop covers three sections of the guideline:

• Health and safety: Provide an overview of key considerations when it comes to health and safety for implementing autonomous systems. Includes risk management and emergency management.

• Regulations: Guidance on addressing regulatory changes and engaging with regulators.

• Workforce, community, and social impact: Provide guidance around what to consider when engaging and preparing the workforce and the community. Includes skills migration, communications, education, community engagement, and the social and economic impact assessment.

Recommendations for revisions in the Health and Safety section to include a critical assessment of the existing content and potentially reducing it to some essential specifics.

Only minor revisions have been recommended so far for the other two sections, so the emphasis will be on a critical review of the existing content to determine if any further work is needed.

Why Participate

In participating in this workshop, you support an important update to a guideline that has been widely used as an educational tool and playbook for those implementing autonomous systems. Autonomous mining is becoming more widely adopted, and considerations are evolving.

As the informed voices of the mining and metals industry, we need your input to provide direction to the GMG Working Groups to make sure our project plans reflect your needs. Please spread the word about these events around your company.

What to Expect

Guideline development workshops are working sessions that dig into the details of the guideline’s content and help to create new material, improve upon, and/or review content in GMG guidelines. These sessions typically involve a general discussion or positioning followed by detailed work in small groups. As this is a revision of an existing guideline, much of the focus is on reviewing and determining further content requirements. Participants who register will be sent pre-reading materials in advance.


September 27, 2022 | 8-10 am PDT / 11 am-1 pm EDT / noon-2 pm CLST / 5-7 pm CEST

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