29 Aug 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 over the world. Having the guidelines available in multiple languages benefits everyone. GMG Managing Director Heather Ednie says “Our vision is to enable a safe, innovative, productive and sustainable future for the global mining industry. By making guidelines available in more languages, we expand their reach and application into areas and onto sites where English is not the primary language. This will benefit operator-supplier relationship.”
The guideline provides a framework for mining stakeholders to follow when establishing autonomous mining projects ranging from single autonomous vehicles and hybrid fleets to highly autonomous fleets. It offers guidance on how stakeholders should approach autonomous mining and describes common practices. More specifically, the publication addresses change management, developing a business case, health and safety and risk management, regulatory engagement, community and social impact, and operational readiness and deployment.
As an autonomous solutions provider, RCT sees merit in sharing guidelines across their international customer base so that they can study them when considering the advantages automation can bring in surface and underground mining activities.
RCT Commercial Executive Phil Goode says, “we have found that mining companies in Russia and Chile, for example, prefer to access wide-ranging documentation to develop their decisions from, so we have helped translate some guidelines into local languages to assist with the decision-making processes.”
RCT participated in the development of this guideline through the GMG Autonomous Mining Working Group and continues to participate in GMG activities.
Goode recommends the guideline as a useful reference to any mining company considering implementing some level of automation in their mining operation. “The guideline offers a framework to plan change management which is essential in the transition from conventional mining to higher levels of automation on digital platforms,” he says.
GMG is a network of representatives from mining companies, OEMs, OTMs, research organizations and academics, consultants, regulators and industry associations around the world who collaborate to tackle challenges facing our industry.
We aim to accelerate the improvement of mining performance, safety and sustainability by creating guidelines and reports addressing common industry challenges, facilitating collaboration and expanding the industry’s knowledge base, and hosting and supporting events that bring mining stakeholders together along with external industries to address challenges, successes and innovation.
RCT is an innovative Smart Technology company with the expertise to evolve entire industries. We design, manufacture and deliver technology and service solutions to support clients around the world in multiple sectors including mining, industrial, agricultural and civil. With more than 45 years of success, RCT leverages knowledge and insight to provide clients the advantage of measurable value – increased profitability, productivity, efficiency and safety. Since the 1970s, RCT has traversed all corners of the globe. Our team has grown to over 200 committed people working with clients in over 71 countries worldwide, from Australia to Africa, Asia, Russia, North America and Latin America. With our unique way of viewing the world, intelligent solutions and backed by exceptional support, service and training, RCT is a global leader in smart Guidance, Teleremote and Remote Control automation solutions for the mining industry. We continue to listen, see, think, create and evolve solutions that lead to better profitability, productivity and safety for our clients. Although every ore deposit is unique, companies around the globe face similar challenges when it comes to mining them. We are all working to innovate and implement improvements to make mining safer, more productive and sustainable.