Mining is one of the most capital-intensive industries in the world, requiring millions of dollars of investment in heavy equipment and machinery. Companies are required to keep their equipment in optimal working condition to ensure production continuity, miners safety, and compliance with industry regulations. The management and maintenance of equipment, thus, plays a pivotal role in driving safe and profitable mining operations.
In this post, we consider 3 ways GroundHog FMS helps miners with fleet maintenance through a fully customizable and automated digital fleet inspection process.
1. Reduced Unplanned Downtime
GroundHog FMS features a fully customizable and automated digital inspection process for tracking and analyzing equipment performance – which is crucial to ensure production continuity. Reports integrate with back-end systems and can be viewed anytime, anywhere. All stakeholders are instantly notified of fleet inspection details, critical issues, and part replacements, thereby reducing unanticipated equipment breakdown and downtime.
2. Improved Safety and Compliance with Industry Regulations
Equipment breakdowns and hazardous work environments pose a serious threat to the safety of mining personnel. Miners are required to ensure their equipment and worksites are compliant with MSHA regulations, failing which, they are subject to monetary penalties. With GroundHog FMS, equipment pre-ops, post-ops, and worksite inspections can be conducted from a phone or tablet and those records will immediately be saved for MSHA. Even better, the appropriate follow-up maintenance task will be created automatically. Through GroundHog FMS’s effective and precise auditing of equipment and worksite inspections, compliance requirements are greatly simplified, and personnel’s safety is never compromised.
3. Automated and Hassle-free Maintenance Process
With GroundHog FMS, mine managers and supervisors get a full overview of the fleet – allowing them to foresee a maintenance plan or part replacement. Supervisors can schedule inspection tasks to technicians who are notified on their mobile devices about their upcoming inspection and its location. The system also tracks repair tasks and allows for the creation of digital work orders to repair equipment and worksites. This makes equipment maintenance not only easy but also a very effective operation leading to a highly productive mine with minimal delays.
About GroundHog FMS:
GroundHog FMS is a mobile fleet management system optimized for use in underground mines designed to work out of the box for all underground mine operations. GroundHog FMS controls production, tracks and schedules workforce, and helps you get deep insights to drive higher process efficiency. With GroundHog FMS, you can build a mine that is highly efficient, safe and profitable.
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