Since 2002, Damstra’s roots have been helping mining companies, with the goal of keeping workers protected and sites safe within this notoriously dangerous industry. Rock fall, dust and gas explosions, noise and heat exposure, and more can threaten the safety of each miner, along with the structure of the mine. Mines are hazardous environments with a greater potential for large-scale environmental damage and loss of life than for many other workplaces. Because of that, mining is one of the most regulated industries in the world.
Managing compliance and safety in a mining operation and the mining environment are extremely challenging for many reasons:
Diverse and typically large workforces of both direct employees and contractors
Employee turnover may mean rushing to bring on untrained, temporary workers
Unpredictable and volatile work conditions that make site access control and real-time worker communication extremely vital
Heavy equipment usage that requires specialized skills and training
Lone worker communication challenges to ensure workers in remote spaces can receive and reply to notifications in real time
Working in close proximity during COVID fuels additional health and safety risks
At Damstra, our deep mining knowledge understands how all these risk factors add up. Damstra’s Enterprise Protection Platform (EPP) keeps your people prepared and equipped, your mining sites safe and productive, your assets connected, and information accessible when you need it to ensure your mining operation is safe, compliant, and efficient. Our EPP solution for mining safety includes:
Helps track the numerous contract workers on a mining site, which could be hundreds – or even thousands – at different times. It ensures that all mining workers are approved and compliant, as well as manages COVID-related data analytics such as vaccination or testing status, temperature readings, and contact tracing.
Ensures that access is given only to those who are authorized to be on a particular jobsite at a given time.
Ensures that your workers have the appropriate skills, experience, current certifications, and training to keep your mining organization safe by digitally delivering what they need to know to prevent and respond to incidents.
Provides wearables for lone worker safety, biometrics, contact tracing, fall and vehicle collision detection, and continuous connectivity. It provides an accurate and auditable data analysis, including details of worker movements through geofencing and beacon technology, and ensures they receive important location-based notifications.
Automates form creation and population and supports inspections, incident investigations, audits, and other worker safety initiatives. It moves you away from error-prone manual record keeping to digitizing processes across the organization in one integrated safety platform.
With our expertise in keeping mines operational and focused on the workers, the EPP is designed to enhance automation of security, health and safety, training, and contractor management across your entire operations to protect and connect your company. This unique platform enables process orchestration across all systems and technologies to optimize results, while letting your mining organization retain and optimally leverage your existing software investments.