Yancoal Australia is piloting technologies to decrease the possibility of exhaustion-relevant haul truck incidents at its coal mining sites.  

The corporation has piloted the enlargement of a technologies technique known as operators recognition programs – heavy motor vehicle, or OAS-HV.

The technologies was analyzed throughout many sites below the enlargement of the OAS-HV undertaking.

“OAS-HV is a non-intrusive exhaustion and distraction alternative that continually displays operators to proactively reduce mishaps,” the miner mentioned in its new sustainability report. [pdf]

“Utilizing an infra-crimson digicam, OAS-HV continually displays for eyelid closure, facial and head actions, and other unsafe conduct (these kinds of as cell cellphone use or dashing) even though the motor vehicle is in motion. 

OAS-HV technologies consists of seat vibration and an in-cabin alarm made to alert motorists to unsafe predicaments.

A Yancoal Australia spokesperson explained to iTnews that rewards of OAS-HV also incorporate an capacity to critique each exhaustion celebration or near overlook.

“The critique of video clip footage has a superior affect on educating staff about exhaustion and its implications,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The corporation indicated that “broader implementation of this verified pilot undertaking throughout other Yancoal functions is prepared for 2021.”

Although there have been other procedures in spot to aid decrease exhaustion possibility, “there have been limits to their usefulness,” the spokesperson included.