Guardvant, Inc. 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.

Los Filos operations superintendent Homero Esparza commented: "Guardvant’s systems have been proven to help improve mine safety and reduce costs. We have already seen these results at Los Filos."

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 programme.

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.