Guidelines seek to retain safety levels with autonomous vehicles

THE introduction of autonomous mining equipment, while reducing risks to some workers, will expose other workers to additional and different risks, according to the newly-released New South Wales guidelines on Autonomous Mining Equipment.

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Risk assessments for the introduction and operation of autonomous machines must consider all foreseeable scenarios.

The guidelines state that regardless of the justification for introducing autonomous machines, a consequential increase in the level of risk to workers is not acceptable.