Yancoal Australia is piloting technology to reduce the risk of fatigue-similar haul truck incidents at its coal mining web pages.
The company has piloted the enlargement of a technology method termed operators consciousness techniques – weighty motor vehicle, or OAS-HV.
The technology was tested throughout numerous web pages under the enlargement of the OAS-HV project.
“OAS-HV is a non-intrusive fatigue and distraction alternative that continually displays operators to proactively stop mishaps,” the miner explained in its new sustainability report. [pdf]
“Applying an infra-crimson digital camera, OAS-HV continually displays for eyelid closure, facial and head actions, and other unsafe conduct (these kinds of as mobile mobile phone use or dashing) although the motor vehicle is in movement.
OAS-HV technology contains seat vibration and an in-cabin alarm created to notify motorists to unsafe scenarios.
A Yancoal Australia spokesperson advised iTnews that added benefits of OAS-HV also incorporate an skill to critique each fatigue function or close to skip.
“The critique of video clip footage has a higher effect on educating personnel about fatigue and its implications,” the spokesperson explained.
The company indicated that “broader implementation of this confirmed pilot project throughout other Yancoal operations is prepared for 2021.”
While there have been other methods in position to help reduce fatigue risk, “there have been restrictions to their effectiveness,” the spokesperson included.