Mining Engineering - Health and Safety: Tools to Keep Miners Safe Will be on Display
09/24/2012 - By: Georgene Renner, Senior Editor
inthinc will showcase its automatic driver alert near blast zones and its crash and rollover detection systems.
inthinc Technology Solutions is a global provider of telematics, fleet management and driver-safety solutions for some of the largest mining corporations in the world. inthinc offers the ability to manage fleets, improve safety, and meet compliance requirements in the most rugged and remote conditions.
“The inthinc system has changed driver behaviors in several areas,” Bruce Huber, former senior director of Safety and Health at Barrick Gold said. “Seat Belts are now in use, speeding has been eliminated and aggressive driving has been dramatically reduced.”
inthinc waySmart is a proven driver-behavior-based fleet management solution that uses in-cab verbal coaching and real-time notifications to improve driver safety, fleet efficiency and compliance. Fleet managers can monitor driver behavior with features such as GPS-based vehicle and trip tracking and in-cab verbal coaching alerts for speeding, idling, seat belt use, aggressive and fatigued driving. waySmart communicates by satellite or cellular signals allowing fleet managers to monitor vehicles around the world with real-time incident notification, regardless of how remote the service location.
In addition, inthinc offers blastZones technology, allowing managers to create customized geo-zones around open pit blast areas and send real-time, in-cab alerts to drivers. blastZones enables managers to verify the location of its vehicles through the inthinc.com management portal and receive automated text or email alerts when drivers enter and exit a defined region, ensuring the blast area is cleared.