In Papua New Guinea, a team of experts has been working to install proximity detection and colliision avoidance systems on mobile machinery to reduce the number of accidents at the Porgera Gold Mine. The mine took on the pilot program to improve safety, comply with regulations, and take proactive measures.
Using the Strata Worldwide HazardAvert Proximity System, the Porgera Mine is focused on addressing the current high number of vehicle accidents. Data gathered from the system will be shared globally within Barrick. This project will serve a a benchmark for the global roll-out onto other Barrick sites.
The results of the pilot program are expected to be compiled for review at the end of March this year.
Original Article: Proximity Warning Devices for Mobile Instruments, Porgera Positive January 2013