Human factor issues with automated mining equipment

Lynas, Danellie and Horberry, Tim (2011) Human factor issues with automated mining equipment. The Ergonomics Open Journal, 4 S2-M3: 74-80. doi:10.2174/1875934301104010074

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Author Lynas, Danellie
Horberry, Tim
Title Human factor issues with automated mining equipment
Journal name The Ergonomics Open Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-9343
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2174/1875934301104010074
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Issue S2-M3
Start page 74
End page 80
Total pages 7
Editor Robin Burgess-Limerick
Place of publication Bussum, Netherlands
Publisher Bentham Open
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract This paper presents an extended literature review of the human factors impacts of current and future automation in the minerals industry. It begins by defining what is automation and stating why it is being developed and deployed. It then outlines why it is important to consider operators and maintainers when designing and deploying mining automation. To put mining automation into context, lessons learnt from automation in other industries and past problems with automation from a human-element perspective is then presented before specific issues in mining automation are discussed; these include ‘degrees of automation’, automation trends and the deployment issues. Conclusions about the human-element impacts of mining automation are made; these include the likely problems and some potential ways of reducing such problems.
Keyword Automation
New technologies
Minerals industry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special Issue #002: Human Factors and Ergonomics in the Minerals Industry

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre Publications
Official 2012 Collection
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Created: Mon, 05 Sep 2011, 10:18:14 EST by Dr Tim Horberry on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre