Hexagon enhances safety at Savage River mine

Hexagon said it has successfully deployed its MineProtect Operator Alertness System (OAS) at Grange Resources’ Savage River magnetite iron ore mine in Tasmania, Australia. 

“As mine manager, one of my key objectives is to have a safe workplace,” said Matthew Anderson. “Hexagon’s OAS has enabled proactive fatigue monitoring, fostering a no-blame culture that supports operators and endeavours to improve their well-being.”

OAS is an integrated fatigue and distraction-detection, alerting, and reporting solution that helps operators maintain the level of attention necessary for long shifts and monotonous tasks. Integrated with Hexagon’s MineProtect Collision Avoidance System (CAS), OAS uses computer vision AI to provide real-time notifications to operators inside the cab, while remote monitoring centers independently review each alert.

The Savage River mine currently runs 31 OAS and CAS systems. In phase 2, it will install the full systems into the light vehicle fleet and all the auxiliary equipment on site.

Savage River, located 100 kilometres southwest of Burnie, produces some of the highest iron-concentrated magnetite in the country with minimal impurities.

Source: Hexagon via LinkedIn

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