Transforming Mining Equipment Inspections

Thiess Pty Ltd is a global mining services company with a strong reputation for delivering safe, innovative, and sustainable mining solutions. With a diverse range of projects across various commodities, Thiess specializes in open-cut and underground mining, mine planning, and technical services. Efficient and effective equipment inspections are critical for Thiess to ensure safety, optimize maintenance schedules, minimize downtime, and meet regulatory requirements. This case study explores the implementation of AssetPool to address the challenges faced by Thiess in managing equipment inspections. By exploring Thiess' experience with AssetPool, this case study aims to shed light on the benefits derived from its adoption. The study delves into the challenges faced by Thiess prior to implementing AssetPool, the features and functionalities of the platform, and the subsequent positive impacts on Thiess' operations, productivity, safety, and cost-efficiency.

Thiess faced several challenges in managing mining equipment inspections, including paper based manual processes, lack of real-time visibility, data silos, and the inability to effectively analyze inspection data. AssetPool was able to solve all these issues as it offers a centralized system to capture, track, and analyze inspection data, providing real-time visibility and actionable insights. AssetPool offers a range of features and functionalities, including:

 

  • Equipment registration and categorization
  • Customizable inspection checklists
  • Real-time data capture through mobile devices
  • Integrated photo documentation
  • Automated workflows and notifications
  • Advanced analytics and reporting capabilities

 

AssetPool provides Thiess with the flexibility to customize inspection checklists, workflows, and reporting templates to align with their specific requirements. The platform also offers seamless integration with existing systems, enabling data exchange, and streamlining processes.

To ensure a smooth transition, AssetPool employees conducted training sessions for Thiess employees across different levels and departments. Training focused on familiarizing users with the platform's features, data capture processes, and reporting capabilities. AssetPool also provided ongoing support and resources to address any queries or challenges faced during the implementation phase.

AssetPool revolutionized Thiess' equipment inspection processes by replacing manual paper-based inspections with digital checklists and real-time data capture. This shift significantly reduced human errors, improved data accuracy, and provided instant access to inspection data for analysis and decision-making. AssetPool's centralized platform enabled Thiess to have real-time visibility into their equipment inspection data. The intuitive dashboard and reporting functionalities allowed stakeholders to monitor key performance indicators, track inspection status, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions. The comprehensive reporting capabilities also facilitated compliance reporting and auditing processes.

With AssetPool's data analytics capabilities, Thiess gained insights into equipment condition trends and identified early signs of potential failures. This proactive approach to maintenance planning allowed Thiess to schedule preventive maintenance activities, reducing unplanned downtime and maximizing equipment availability. AssetPool facilitated the identification and mitigation of safety risks by capturing photo documentation during inspections. Thiess could effectively track and address safety-related issues, implement corrective actions, and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

AssetPool's optimization of maintenance schedules, improved equipment reliability, and reduced downtime resulted in significant cost savings for Thiess. The platform enabled accurate forecasting of maintenance requirements, optimized spare parts inventory management, and minimized equipment breakdowns, leading to improved cost-efficiency and a positive return on investment. Thiess ensure compliance with regulatory requirements by providing accurate and auditable records of inspections, maintenance activities, and safety checks.

Thiess is currently using AssetPool in South America and North America. Thiess plans to scale up AssetPool's implementation to cover a broader range of equipment and operations. They aim to leverage the platform's scalability to accommodate future growth and diversification of their mining services.

In conclusion, Thiess has significantly benefited from implementing AssetPool for their mining equipment inspections. The platform's features and functionalities have revolutionized Thiess' inspection processes, offering improved visibility, streamlined workflows, enhanced data analytics, and increased safety and compliance. AssetPool has empowered Thiess to optimize maintenance schedules, reduce downtime, enhance safety practices, and achieve substantial cost savings.

 

 

Michael Kirk

Specialist in process management, digital transformation and change management! Passionate about our businesses, it's people, friends and customers we help on a daily basis.

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