Smarttrans system to be trialled on BHP site

A SYSTEM designed to give mine managers the visibility they need to better manage people and assets is to be put to the test during a scheduled shutdown at a BHP mine in September.
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People and asset management system going on trial during a BHP shutdown.

Smarttrans' Resource Connect Management system will be used to help coordinate the 350 workers involved in the shutdown.

RCMS will manage the compliance, reporting and the efficient movement of people and transportation assets during the shutdown.

Earlier this year Smarttrans, which is in the throes of changing its name to Orcoda, teamed up with mining services provider Minset to conduct a simulation trial of RCMS.

It will again partner with Minset on the BHP shutdown.

Smarttrans' core business is asset management. Earlier this year it merged with Resource Connect, bringing that company's RCMS people management software into the fold.

That RCMS can help mines know whether workers have gotten onto the plane to site and if they have the right qualifications and accreditations for the role they are to perform.

"We see we can help mine managers to more efficiently manage contractors," Smarttrans managing director Brendan Mason said.

"It's about making sure the tight timelines are adhered to and the work is done in an appropriate way."

Should this shutdown trial prove successful, there are plans to try scaling the solution up to a multiple mine and maintenance schedule approach.