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  • Autonomous Mining: The Skills Migration needed for the Future

    As mining companies are evolving with new technologies, there’s a greater need to understand how it will impact their workforce and what is needed to ensure a smooth transition. On March 25th, GMG held an Autonomous Mining online interactive event to discuss the emerging trends…

  • Autonomous Mining: What’s Next?

    On March 25th, GMG hosted an Autonomous Mining online interactive event to discuss the emerging topics and tackle the major challenges that arise during its implementation. Autonomous Mining is becoming an important pillar in the business strategy for all mining companies, as it will ensure…

  • What does the future of the mining workplace look like?

    COVID-19 has changed the mining reality forever, as we now need to adapt to virtual teams, new safety measures and changes in our business model and strategy. On March 24th, GMG facilitated an interactive online event on ‘The Future of Workplace’ to understand the future…

  • GMG in the news: GMG Chair Michelle Ash talks mining’s dream of the future

    GMG Chair Michelle Ash was featured in Australia’s Mining Monthly, speaking to how mining’s future of fully integrated operations starting with strong understanding of the orebody and running right through the value chain may be a lot closer than some think

  • GMG in the news: Digitalisation in mines – The future of connectivity in the mining industry

    GMG guidelines were recently referred to in Mining-Technology.com’s recent article as a useful resource for mining companies like Normet to learn about and adopt best practices in underground communication and data transfer. Read the full article here: https://www.mining-technology.com/future-of-mining/digitalisation-in-mines-the-future-of-connectivity-in-the-mining-industry GMG guidelines are peer-reviewed documents that offer best…

  • Industry leaders to teach short course based on real-world autonomous system implementation experience

    Some of the pioneers of autonomous mining – including two of the very few operations running autonomous fleets at their sites, Imperial Oil and Roy Hill – will share their experiences at the GMG Implementing Autonomous systems short course…

  • Global Mining Guidelines Group's blog

    Between the Guidelines: People and Autonomous Mining

    An essential part of developing a business case for implementing autonomous systems in mining is to ask: how will this affect our social license to operate? This immense change will affect the workforce and the surrounding community. This important consideration is a thread throughout the GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining…

  • Understanding Regulatory Challenges

    While regulations are essential to a safe and productive mining operation, there are significant challenges in their development, especially as technologies advance at a rapid pace. Panellists at the GMG-CIM Edmonton Forum discussed these challenges, the importance and the relationship between standards and guidelines…

  • Russian translation of GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining now available

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) is working with autonomous solutions provider RCT to translate the recently published GMG Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The Russian translation is now available. GMG is a global organization with members, participants and partners all…

  • Preview from upcoming guideline: visualizing the functional safety lifecycle for autonomous systems

    The Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment subcommittee has recently finished development work on the draft Guideline for Applying Functional Safety to Autonomous Systems. It is now in editing. The document will provide a consistent framework for managing functional safety. The guideline will also facilitate industry…

  • GMG Functional Safety Pyramid

    Visualizing where functional safety fits into the bigger picture

    In last week’s Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment workshop in Santiago, Chile, small groups came up with ideas for visualizing where functional safety fits within broader processes. These draft visuals show two very different aspects of functional safety and the broader project group will review…

  • Publication: Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining

    The Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has published the Guideline for the Implementation of Autonomous Systems in Mining. The document offers a broad view of the implementation of these systems, which are being used more and more frequently due to their potential for making the…

  • GMG Overall Safety Management Graphic

    Understanding the importance of functional safety for autonomous equipment

    Functional safety for autonomous mining equipment is important to all mining stakeholders, and the interest in the ongoing GMG project is a testament to that. Its importance and priority is clear, but what does functional safety mean in this context? What does functional safety for…

  • GMG Functional Safety project wins Mining Magazine 2018 Safety Award

    We are excited to announce that GMG won Mining Magazine’s 2018 Safety Award for the Autonomous Mining Working Group’s Functional Safety for Autonomous Equipment Project. Yearly, Mining Magazine asks its readers to nominate, and then vote on, “people, companies, or groups that they feel have…

  • New Functional Safety for Autonomous Mining Project

    Global Mining Guidelines Group’s (GMG) Autonomous Mining Working Group is creating a new guideline to clarify functional safety requirements for autonomous equipment. The mining industry is embracing automation, but mobile automation technologies are still in the early stages of technology development. As a result, there…

  • Implementation of Autonomous Systems

    GMSG is producing an industry-led guideline to share best practices and lessons learned on the road to autonomous mining

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