Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has launched its online Digital Discovery Series to support the resources industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
The series is designed to support professionals, including those practicing social distancing, by providing online professional development opportunities.
This will be delivered through expert webinars, videos, audio content and informative publications.
For the launch, the series placed a focus on health and safety with a webinar on how the pandemic is affecting the sector, attracting more than 700 participants.
The panel was comprised of BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)’s head, health and safety environment, Bobbie Foot; Royal Flying Doctors Western Australia’s chief executive Rebecca Tomkinson; and Sustainable Minerals Institute’s research manager – occupational health and safety, Nikky LaBranche; facilitated by SRK Consulting managing director Mark Noppe.
They discussed changes including operational modifications and health and safety practices on site, the importance of mental health support and what industry professionals can learn from the pandemic.
AusIMM chief executive Stephen Durkin said the series was part of the contemporary and agile approach the industry body was taking to the delivery of online professional development that was easily accessible to people in resources around the world.
“The online hub will continue to be rolled out as the AusIMM focusses on a range of topics important to professionals and their practice,” he said.
“From technology to the future workforce to social licence, AusIMM is committed to addressing a range of topics in a variety of ways to be more accessible to a diverse audience of professionals.”