How GroundProbe’s Monitoring Centres Are Revolutionising Mine Safety
The value of slope stability monitoring within the mining industry is becoming increasingly recognised thanks to its ability to maximise safety, streamline operations and reduce operational costs.
GroundProbe has set the standard globally for remote geotechnical monitoring and support. With three dedicated state-of-the-art centres Geotechnical Support Service (GSS) monitoring centres, they provide a highly advanced solution for remote monitoring in each region to ensure the highest level of data integrity and service availability.
GroundProbe’s GSS is home to a team of over 100 qualified geotechnical engineers and radar operators with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
The three centres provide a 24/7 real-time remote monitoring service for mine slopes and tailings dams around the world, monitoring live stability data and connecting to the local mine sites in real-time.
Located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; and Balikpapan, Indonesia the centres provide support in four languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English and Bahasa.
What Does GSS Provide?
GroundProbe’s GSS monitoring centres provide leading services to all customers, including:
- Dedicated 24-hour, real-time remote monitoring
- In-person, on-the-ground monitoring by one of our dedicated geotechnical engineers
- Specialised SSR and laser training service
- Customised analysis and reporting services
- Training service to align a mine site’s alarms with industry best practices
What Makes the GSS Experts Unique?
The GSS team of experts have unprecedented access to the world’s largest library of wall folders, both current and historical, analysing thousands of slope failures and assisting with numerous incident investigations. This gives them a unique, global experience and perspective of geotechnical monitoring.
What Happens if an Alarm is Triggered?
If an alarm is triggered, the GSS team then reacts to alarms in real-time to ensure optimum safety of mine workers and surrounding communities. If movement is detected, they instantly contact mine staff via phone, email, or SMS, alerting them of an impending collapse. They can also trigger on-site alarms and alerts in real-time.
What are Some of the Service Outcomes?
Through continuous 24/7 slope stability monitoring, collectively the team has been able to improve overall mine safety – at the forefront of everything GroundProbe does – by detecting and providing sites with early notification of 1,440 slope failures, validating 3,615 alarms and managing 44,608 unwanted alarms.
As a result, GroundProbe’s GSS centres are helping the mining industry to better manage risk, ensure maximum mine safety and reduce operational costs.