Byrnecut improves staff skills with Immersive Technologies simulation

Simulator for Epiroc underground truck – training session. Image: Immersive Technologies

Underground mining contractor Byrnecut Australia has partnered with Immersive Technologies to develop a world-class technical training centre in Perth.

Byrnecut has experienced changes in equipment operator behaviour after having 350 new and experienced staff go through the centre in the past nine months.

Immersive Technologies has equipped the training centre with two IM360-B simulators and machine modules for a Caterpillar truck and load-haul-dump (LHD), Sandvik truck and LHD and Epiroc truck.

The training centre has integrated a tailored suite of learning systems with Byrnecut’s people-first approach to recruitment and performance improvement.

This technology integration is also supported by eLearning, classroom and simulator training to optimise the learning process for both new hire and experienced equipment operators.

“The establishment of this training and induction centre very much fits with the Byrnecut philosophy of investing in the industry leading training systems, processes and infrastructure to assist in the personal and professional development of our employees,” Byrnecut managing director Pat Boniwell said.

“This in turn ensures that we are providing the safest and most productive work places for employees and our clients.”

The contractor is set to achieve measurable in-field cost reductions, productivity gains and safety improvements, according to Immersive.

Byrnecut project manager Dave Kilkenny said, “Our world-class training and induction centre provides the opportunity for experienced and new hire operators to develop best mining practices in a safe, realistic and tech driven environment.

“Together with Immersive Technologies’ equipment simulators and specialist personnel our approach is carefully considered to provide valuable feedback and targeted training to address the impacts of performance variability on our business.”  

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