Immersive takes trainer to EPSA

Immersive Technologies has implemented a Komatsu HD785-7 Simulator training program with earthmoving company EPSA in Saudi Arabia, which the two said will focus to enhance operational readiness and support EPSA’s strategy to train a growing Saudi Arabian workforce.

The simulator, not the first partnership for the companies, was placed at a phosphate project in the country. The two said one of the main project objectives was to streamline the training process at EPSA mining operations to ensure long-term operator productivity and reduced risks associated with newly developed workforces. 

“Deploying simulation technology has aided in EPSA maintaining a level of zero percent of lost time injuries from the project’s start and has also helped EPSA reach Saudization milestones with over 80%-plus of the current haulage operators being Saudi Arabian,” Immersive said.

EPSA Training Manager Mahfoud Snacel added that its goal is to provide a high degree of equipment availability and production levels for its mines along with its ongoing focus on improving safety.  

“Our partnership with Immersive Technologies helps us prepare workforces to meet these goals and to support a culture of safety and benefit to all workers,” Snacel said.

EPSA also has workforce development solutions at the Isaac Downs property in Queensland; it has acquired two world-leading PRO5 simulators at their open-cut coal mine in Australia. 

Source: Immersive Technologies

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