World’s largest gold miner by market capitalization invests in fatigue monitoring to keep its employees safe
TUCSON, Ariz., – February 10, 2015 — Guardvant, Inc., a provider of innovative mining technology has completed deployment of OpGuard, Operator Fatigue and Alertness Monitoring System, at Goldcorp’s Los Filos mine in southern Mexico. Goldcorp is the world’s largest gold miner by current market capitalization and is focused on safety. Los Filos implemented OpGuard in the fall of 2014 and is realizing the benefits of increased safety and reduced costs associated with fatigue-related incidents.
“Guardvant’s systems have been proven to help improve mine safety and reduce costs. We have already seen these results at Los Filos,” said Homero Esparza, Los Filos Operations Superintendent.
Operator fatigue is widely recognized as a leading cause of mining accidents involving mining equipment. OpGuard’s fatigue monitoring technology is the technical foundation of many mines’ fatigue management programs that enables mine managers to prevent accidents before they happen. Fatigue event data captured by OpGuard provides mine managers with verifiable information to be used as part of their fatigue risk management program.
Suite of Mining Technology Solutions
Guardvant’s suite of products improves safety in the mining environment while increasing productivity of operators through on-board applications for fatigue monitoring and collision avoidance. When combined, OpGuard and ProxGuard, which are installed on heavy equipment and light vehicle fleets, provide fatigue monitoring and improve the equipment operator’s situational awareness. The Guardvant Mobile Server on-board computer and Guardvant Mobile Router communications platform provide flexible options to streamline installation and use of multiple on-board applications regardless of the application brand.
About Guardvant, Inc.
Guardvant was founded in 2010 and focuses on creating innovative technology solutions to help mines improve safety, productivity, and protect assets. The Guardvant team consists of personnel with proven and successful track records in the development of fleet management and high-precision GPS guidance systems used in the mining industry. Guardvant is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, and serves the global mining market. Follow Guardvant on Twitter and LinkedIn.