Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Hail Creek Mine, located 120km south-west of Mackay in Central Queensland, supplies steel mills in Asia and Europe with up to eight million tonnes of hard coking coal per annum. It is an open cut mine using a dragline, truck and shovel method.
Hail Creek Mine selected SageISOLATE, a Sage Technology safe work solution that adds rigour and efficiency to isolation management. SageISOLATE was configured to mirror current processes at Hail Creek, ensuring there was minimal change to existing work practices and to simplify user uptake. The system is easy to use and encourages personnel to follow Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s internal isolation procedures.
SageISOLATE includes a number of capabilities that provide direct safety benefits at Hail Creek, including:
The use of templates for isolation planning in SageISOLATE supports the work planning processes by: