Canadian Mining Journal


TRAINING: Immersive Technologies embeds simulators, staff at Canada Fluorspar

NEWFOUNDLAND – Immersive Technologies has mobilized a managed training solution which includes advanced equipment simulators and embedded staff at Canada Fluorspar near the town of St. Lawrence. Immersive Technologies’ embedded training staff have already aided the recruitment and assessment of equipment operators and will soon shift focus to improving equipment operator performance once the mine is operational.

“We have chosen to invest in simulators and services from Immersive Technologies based on their technology, standard of support they provide and evidence of industry experience. Their embedded staff are already a vital resource in our selection and recruitment process and we fully expect the results to continue once the mine is operational, in the optimization of our operator’s performance,” says Steve Cole, project manager, Canada Fluorspar.

The new-hire curriculum developed by Immersive Technologies aligns with the Fluorspar standard operating procedures and will later be tailored to deliver quantified operational improvements with the aid of fleet management system data. Immersive Technologies has successfully applied and refined this process at mining operations around the world including those operated by BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Vale, Glencore, Barrick, Newmont, Freeport-McMoRan and Anglo American.

Canada Fluorspar has invested in Immersive Technologies simulators and services. (Photo: Immersive Technologies)

The embedded staff is charged with the following training needs:

  • Build curricula that addresses mine needs;
  • Schedule and conduct training;
  • Manage Continuous Improvement projects; and
  • Report insights and drive action plans based on management objectives

Immersive Technologies actively supports its embedded trainers with daily reviews and advanced data analysis to ensure the results achieved are superior and sustainable.

Fluorspar has recently received a second simulator and Immersive Technologies is managing the execution of the simulator training program along with Fluorspar to achieve a sustainable and optimized workforce.

Later this year, Canada Fluorspar will commence mining high quality fluorspar ore from an open pit, produce a concentrate and export the product to domestic and international markets.

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