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AusIMM Women in Mining Survey 2020
Executive summary This report on the AusIMM Women in Mining Survey 2020 provides data, analysis and insights from the leading survey of women’s participation in the resources sector, with a focus on the Australasian region. The report offers industry, governments and professionals an evidence base upon which to build future efforts to continue creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for all women in resources. Findings are instructive for initiatives at the whole-of-industry, Read More
The future of compliance and skills monitoring in the resources sector
Safety, mobility and compliance are non-negotiables for today’s working environment, especially in the resources sector. One thing is certain – change is happening faster and it’s more complex and far-reaching than ever. How can the industry leverage new ways of thinking to make compliance and skills oversight more efficient? Overview The burgeoning mobility of the workforce and its complex regulation has increased the burden of workforce compliance management in most employment Read More
Technical gaps and future capacity requirements for consultants/service providers in the field of mine closure
A survey of ICMM members shows that consultants and service providers are well placed to support the industry across different areas of mine closure. However, ongoing engagement between the industry, consultants and support services is required to make the most of this opportunity and deliver meaningful outcomes. Planned mine closures around the world are expected to increase over the next decade, offering a unique opportunity to improve performance (Figure 1). The industry has Read More
Q&A: maintaining best practice during the COVID-19 pandemic
Jo Mackenzie. Jo Mackenzie, General Manager of Operations and Maintenance at Ausenco, sat down with the AusIMM Bulletin to discuss how she and her team have responded to the changes in work practices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   As a process engineer with more than 20 years’ experience, you are used to working under pressure and dealing with the unexpected. How have you been able to put your problem-solving skills into action when responding to COVID-19, and ensuring Read More
Closing the skills gap in Australian mining
Research suggests industry and education institutions must work together to address the looming skills shortage in the resources sector The impending skills shortage in the mining industry has been a well-recognised global problem for decades. A wealth of studies and articles detail statistics that anticipated the looming retirement of numerous professionals, as well as the steep decline in interest in mining-related disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Wishing Read More
‘Challenging the Norms’: Time Usage Model – Mobile Underground Mining Equipment
This is an executive summary of a longer white paper, which can be downloaded here. Over the last 40 years, Time Usage Models have been used as a basis for calculating performance indicators for mobile mining equipment and have developed from very simple to very sophisticated models.  This development has paralleled the increased collection and analysis of production data that itself has been enabled by the evolution of underground voice and data communications along with the Read More