AccessPoint drives safety culture

WHILE the number of mine worker fatalities has been trending downward for the past 25 years the proportion of accidents involving mine machinery and mobile equipment continues to cause concern. Safety authorities have long voiced uneasiness about the interaction of workers and machinery and with the number of accidents classified as struck-by or caught-in.

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Besra secures financing deal

Workers at a Besra gold mining property in Vietnam prior to a shift change.BESRA has closed the first Can$2 million tranche of a Can$15 million financing with InCoR Holdings Plc, chaired by George Molyviatis. InCoR is a venture capital and holding company in the natural resource sector that acquires and develops projects and assets focusing primarily in the mineral resource, energy and food/agriculture sectors.

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Rethinking training: advantage of knowledge

TLS Cadre tyreContributed by David Hegarty, Cadre general manager

A LARGE mining company throws away tens of millions of dollars a year on training that doesn’t work, applying inefficient and outdated teaching methods to new generation training problems. By better understanding how miners learn, what they need from training to perform and applying the right knowledge management system across your business processes, mining companies can make training more efficient and stop letting as much as 90% of their training budget go to waste. In fact, looking inwards and rethinking training could well be the next unique competitive advantage.

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Tian Poh forges a future in Mongolia

By John Miller, editor, The ASIA Miner

DESPITE the well-documented suffering experienced by Mongolia’s mining industry, newly-listed Tian Poh Resources has great confidence in the country’s future and is investing heavily in its undoubted mineral potential. While many resource companies are in hibernation during this difficult time, Tian Poh sees it as a time of great opportunity to raise funds and secure mineral properties with plenty of upside.

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