Smart design, adequate training and an operator’s fitness for the job are critical to safety success

Mining companies have taken great strides to improve operator safety in recent years, and collision awareness systems will likely further this trend as mine sites globally strive to achieve a zero-incident workplace. But while new technologies can help this improvement effort, technology alone cannot be a mine’s only line of defense in the goal to avoid vehicle collisions; sufficient training and operators that are fit for the job are also required to achieve total mine site safety.

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