05/12/2008 - 12:55

Downer selects Immersive training course

05/12/2008 - 12:55

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Osborne Park-based Immersive Technologies has secured another major client with Downer EDI exclusively choosing the company's simulation training program to support its training sites across the country.

Downer selects Immersive training course

Osborne Park-based Immersive Technologies has secured another major client with Downer EDI exclusively choosing the company's simulation training program to support its training sites across the country.

The news comes on the back of Immersive's win at the state's Industry and Export Awards last month, taking out the Premier's Award for Excellence.

The company has become a global leader in the supply of training simulators to heavy-duty equipment operators after it began producing computer-based training systems for the mining industry in 1993.

 

The announcement is pasted below:

 

Downer EDI Mining has exclusively chosen Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulators to support their training program at sites located in Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland.

The AE Simulators produced by Immersive Technologies are globally recognised as the leading simulators for the mining and earthmoving industries, used extensively to increase safety, efficiency and profitability.

The Immersive Technologies training equipment will primarily be used to drive business improvement, train new operators and improve the machine operating skills of existing operators.

Downer EDI's key aims were to manage costs more efficiently and effectively, and upskill existing operators whilst also reducing the impact of operator incidents on the business.

In addition to three transportable Simulators, Downer EDI also purchased seven Conversion Kits covering Caterpillar 785C, 789C, 793C truck with Vims, Komatsu 930E truck, Terex RH 340 excavator, and Hitachi EX 2500 excavator, and TrainerAdvantage Level 4.

Immersive Operator Training (a division of Immersive Technologies) will deliver the TrainerAdvantage Level 4 program which is focused on the development, implementation and evaluation of training programs in support of site operating performance objectives.

According to Downer chief executive Damien O'Reilly, the company's decision to purchase the simulators was based predominantly on two considerations: the commitment to zero harm and an aim to provide clients with superior service.

"The simulators enable us to train our operators to respond to emergency situations without putting them at risk by exposing them to real-life emergencies, and the simulator's safe learning environment allows both unskilled and skilled employees to be trained much faster," he said.

"In addition, we do not have to pull machinery out of production to train people, so our clients can be assured that we are providing skilled operators, while maintaining production rates and minimizing plant downtime."

Immersive now has more than 10 mining contractors that collectively have over 40 simulator modules in Australia, Canada, Indonesia and New Zealand.

These companies are well positioned to continuously lower their operating costs, increase machine asset life, improve safety and limit risk and exposure in their contracts," Immersive executive vice president business development Oye Obe said.

 

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