The Australian Mining Review
A winning partnership
BRISBANE-BASED mining equipment, technology and services (METS) company Commit Works and miner Anglo American have won the 2017 METS Ignited Collaboration Award for the Visual Ops real-time platform.
The award was presented to Anglo American executive head of underground operations for Moranbah and Grosvenor Glen Britton, and Commit Works chief executive Paul Moynagh at a gala industry dinner in Melbourne on 1 November.
Mr Moynagh said the award was recognition for years of hard work developing platforms for managing frontline work plans delivering safer and more productive mining operations.
“Our job is to make software tools that ensure people go to work every day with a plan,” Mr Moynagh said.
“Planned work is much safer and far more productive than unplanned work, and that has been reflected in the results that Anglo has seen over the last five years.
“The sites that use our short-term planning and scheduling system quickly get to the point where they can actually rely on their shift plans to lead their teams and track results in short intervals.
“Visual Ops makes this even more powerful by making it possible for everyone on site to clearly see any hazards alongside the people, equipment and work that is being done, all in one very visual platform on phones, tablets or big screens all over site.”
Anglo American and Commit Works co-designed and implemented the unique visual management system that provides real-time operations mapping to monitor the progress of work onsite.
The system provides supervisors and crew with context-rich awareness of the location of hazards, people, equipment and tasks, assisting to improve safety and productivity.
The Award, in its second year, acknowledges and recognises organisations that contribute to a culture of collaboration within the mining innovation ecosystem and achieve mutual business gains as a result of successful collaboration.