j5 Case Studies, White Papers and Other Related Information
j5 Applications are used across the Operations, Process Safety, Compliance and Reporting teams of our Mining clients to improve communication and data collection across all levels of a Mining operation. In the past a mix of paper, spreadsheets, scattered databases, blackboards and poor verbal communication have been used to log events within the Mining Industry. Following the fatal incident that occurred at the Fortescue Metals mine in 2013, the West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum issued a report recommending:
- Managers and Supervisors need to conduct detailed risk assessments for work associated with or near suspended loads, identify stored energy hazards and put proper safety measures in place
- During Shift Handover, incoming workers have to be given enough information to continue a job in a safe manner
Mining companies operate in a complex environment of internal policies and procedures, external standards, and local and national laws and regulations. The j5 Compliance Management application can enable the various HSE and operations personnel within a Mining company to manage their compliance duties efficiently and consistently.
Management of Change and Incident / Near Miss Management are key processes that require a consistent group-wide approach. This is particular of concern to HSE officials responsible for multiple sites of a mining group.
A mine’s Operations Management System (OMS) will be accessed by a wide segment of the workforce, from the Control Room Operators, to Field Operators, to Managers and HSE Officials. As a result, for efficiency sake, it is important that it is integrated with the other IT systems used by the mining operation. The j5 framework reads and writes data to popular Mining systems such as the Wonderware and the OSIsoft PI System® historians, maintenance systems such as IBM Maximo, asset management systems such as SAP and so on. This ensures that all the relevant data recorded at a Mining asset can be shared with the correct people in real-time.
Corporate Senior Management can also use j5 Dashboards and Reports to analyse the performance of their fleet of Mines. They can compare and contrast Mine performance to optimize costs and efficiency.
Mining Resources - Case Studies
AGL Energy Loy Yang Mine Mining (Australia)