Fatigue Science Achieves Milestone with 20 Major Mine Sites Adopting Readi Site-Wide for Fatigue Management

Leading mining firms worldwide recognize the value of predictive fatigue management technology in protecting workers and improving productivity

Vancouver, BC – Fatigue Science, a pioneer and leader in predictive fatigue management technology, is proud to announce that its Readi platform has been adopted by 20 mine sites worldwide, solidifying its position as the industry standard for managing worker fatigue. This significant milestone demonstrates the growing trend in the mining industry to proactively address fatigue using advanced predictive tools like Readi, which is now in use across six continents and 102 countries.

Prominent mining firms such as Newcrest, Minsur, Newmont, Marcobre, and Thiess have joined the growing list of companies that have embraced Readi as a daily tool for protecting all workers on site. The adoption of Readi’s predictive fatigue management technology is part of a larger industry trend toward prioritizing worker safety, health, and productivity.

“Reaching the milestone of 20 site-wide installations is a testament to the effectiveness and value of our predictive technology and the mining industry’s evolution toward mass adoption of ML-based predictive fatigue management technology,” says Andrew Morden, President & CEO of Fatigue Science. “As the mining industry continues to evolve, we are proud to be at the forefront of this transformation, helping companies enhance safety, efficiency, and operational performance.”

Readi is a daily decision-making tool for shifts supervisors and a system of record for operational fatigue data. Using Machine Learning algorithms and the scientifically-validated SAFTE biomathematical model, Readi generates personalized fatigue predictions for every operator, delivered to supervisors’ mobile devices at the start of each shift.

Fatigue Science’s Readi platform has recently been recognized by the US National Safety Council with its prestigious 2022 Safety Innovation Award, confirming its status as a pioneer in the field of predictive fatigue management. By embracing the predictive capabilities of Readi, often alongside existing investments in reactive technologies such as in-cab cameras, mining operations are creating a comprehensive fatigue management strategy that enhances safety, and operational performance at the same time.

Distinguished from reactive technologies, Readi’s predictive approach allows supervisors to proactively manage fatigue risks before they become critical. 

By proactively anticipating fatigue levels at the individual-level, shift supervisors can implement targeted countermeasures that would not otherwise be possible. Common countermeasures include assigning additional rest breaks to specific operators at certain times, and, in exceptional cases of fatigue, temporarily reassigning critical tasks to less fatigued operators. These proactive approaches also contribute to a stronger safety culture  based on real data and measurement.

Research has also shown that predictive technology, like Readi, can complement reactive technology, as proactive countermeasures significantly reduce the frequency of camera alarms, which are disruptive to operations. For alarms that do occur, Readi also helps separate true fatigue from faulty readings, providing a second source of fatigue data. This makes Readi an essential tool for mining operations seeking to maximize the value of their existing investments in cameras while enhancing worker safety.

With the milestone of 20 major mine sites using Readi, it is clear that embracing predictive fatigue technology is quickly becoming a mainstream best practice for achieving optimal operational performance.

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