Glencore Australia Selects Guardvant Technology for Fatigue and Distraction Detection

OpGuard will be implemented at the Ravensworth mining operation in Australia

TUCSON, Ariz., – June 27, 2017 — Guardvant, industry leader in real-time operator fatigue detection, has been selected by Glencore Australia for its Ravensworth open cut coal operation. Guardvant’s OpGuard system will be installed on a mixture of fifty-four Caterpillar 797 and 789 trucks.

Ravensworth’s Mine Manager, Murray Gregson explained, “we selected Guardvant after an extensive yearlong trial of their system. We wanted a reliable non-intrusive system that assisted us in detecting and supporting our operator’s fatigue management. We found the Guardvant OpGuard system surpassed these requirements and added additional benefit of mobile phone detection and a forward-facing camera.”

Guardvant Australia’s Managing Director, Sean Perry says, “it’s been a very thorough trial of our solutions, with significant developments and improvements along the way at the request of the customer. Putting our product through Glencore’s Failure Mode Engineering Analysis (FMEA) and Risk Analysis process was a stepping stone to ensuring our product met Glencore’s high standards.”

The Ravensworth operation produces over 12Mt of thermal coal annually and employs over 600 people (www.glencore.com.au).

To learn more about Guardvant’s fatigue monitoring services, please visit www.guardvant.com.

About Guardvant Inc.

Guardvant, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, was founded in 2010 and focuses on creating innovative technology solutions to help clients improve safety, productivity, and equipment availability. Guardvant’s suite of solutions include OpGuard Operator Condition Detection, ProxGuard 360o Situational Awareness, and CasGuard GPS Collision Avoidance. In addition, Guardvant’s web-based OpWeb Integrated Analytics Suite provides real-time access to all Guardvant solutions, allowing for operational analysis to be completed from any location. Follow Guardvant on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.