The guideline aims to provide a common resource or playbook for mining companies negotiating the rapidly changing landscape around autonomous systems. It is intended to help mining companies and those working with them at various stages on the implementation journey to understand their maturity level, define their path forward, identify where to seek additional guidance and information, and build confidence in the technologies.
Provide high-level guidance, considerations, and questions to ask throughout various stages of the implementation journey.
Identify the benefits and risks of autonomous mining to enable informed decision-making.
Assist with communications between key stakeholders.
Change management considerations
Guidance on building the business case
High-level health and safety and risk management considerations
Guidance on regulatory engagement
Workforce, community, and social impact considerations
Operational readiness and deployment considerations (e.g., mine planning and design, IT and communications infrastructure, engineering design management, and deployment and commissioning)
Key updates identified for this version include:
Making sure there is accurate consideration given to underground mining
More consideration given to different types of autonomous equipment
A new subsection on full lifecycle cost considerations for the business case
A new subsection on cybersecurity
A new subsection on performance and metrics
Expansions to existing content on executing and deploying autonomous systems
This guideline revision is in the content generation stage, and there are collaboration opportunities in writing, reviewing, and revising. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with more details!