Welcome to the EMESRT Vehicle Interaction Knowledge Hub
The EMESRT Vision is a mining industry free of fatalities, injuries and occupational illnesses associated with operating and maintaining earth moving equipment. Since 2013, EMESRT has facilitated an industry-level vehicle interaction project with the goal of improving the reliability of vehicle interaction controls in mining.
This Knowledge Hub organises the outputs from this work and other useful information so they can be accessed and applied by a range of end users e.g. operating site personnel, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Proximity Detection Systems providers and other stakeholders.
This part of the Knowledge Hub uses the EMESRT Journey Model for navigation. If you hover your mouse above a step, you will see a summary and a click will take you to the resources that answer the step questions. Any additional comments or content would be welcomed – please reach out and contribute to the Knowledge Hub collection. Go to the contribution form via this link.
Further, the final step in the Journey is to move into a project phase – which is presented as a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in more detail in the vehicle interaction control improvement project guidance via this link.
1 – Why is this an Industry issue
What is this about?
Operating vehicles (mobile equipment) and driving present the highest mining industry fatality risk, at 30 to 40 per cent of all incident reports with just over half the fatalities being pedestrians. (International Council on Mines and Metals )
As illustrated by the incident reports, there are multiple incident types and causes, constant employee exposure, and catastrophic events can occur with little or no warning…
2 – Should we change?
Where are we at?
This question asks and answers a series of questions about self assessing your operation to identify if there is value to be obtained from updating your mobile equipment…
3 – How do we gain support for the change?
How do we make the business case?
The business case for coordinating a consistent approach to improve Vehicle Interaction controls pivots on: cost, project complexity, the level of maturity and rapid development of technology options, the uncertainty of outcomes, and the wide range company and industry information and experience that can be adapted and deployed…
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