Future Of Mining > Sustainability

Illusion of awareness has miners playing with fire

This past August we conducted a loose experiment at the Diggers and Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie, Australia. At our booth, teams from various organisations were invited to participate in a simulated underground mining shift in a virtual world.

Eddy Solbrandt*

Future Of Mining > Sustainability

Illusion of awareness has miners playing with fire

This past August we conducted a loose experiment at the Diggers and Dealers conference in Kalgoorlie, Australia. At our booth, teams from various organisations were invited to participate in a simulated underground mining shift in a virtual world.

Eddy Solbrandt*

Illusion of awareness has miners playing with fire

The teams were taken into a pre-start meeting, given instructions about PPE, shift requirements, safety protocol, and task assignments. They were asked to carry out tasks efficiently and safely, and they were also asked to identify and report any hazards in the underground environment. Facilitators, in the guise of crew members were participating remotely in the simulation along with the teams.