Foresense, Data Mining and the Resource Sector

Foresense platform

FORESENSE TECHNOLOGIES is revolutionising government, commerce, agriculture and industry, making day-to-day processes and procedures smarter and more efficient.

The resource sector is highly unique in the fact that many sites operate round-the-clock 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Simply put, production never ceases.

Oil-rigs, mine sites and off-shore platforms have such a complex degree of logistical management of all equipment, supplies and human resources.

Mining sites are not only large in scale, but also have a lot of people making up the workforce.

Some are the size of a small city.

Apart from actual excavation and work sites, accommodation camps, mess and canteen areas, gyms and bars, are all important areas in the overall function of the site.

Some have facilities such as bowling greens, swimming pools and even golf driving ranges.

Cooking, cleaning and transport operations are a logistical challenge in themselves.

One you add the mining workforce – technical personnel, engineers, truck drivers, heavy machinery operators, tradespeople – numbers onsite at any given time can enter into the thousands.

Coupled with the fact that many are on a transient fly-in-fly-out arrangement, it is not hard to appreciate the complexity of daily operations and people management.

Safety and efficiency are paramount to the wellbeing of the workforce and overall profitability.

With competition for skilled workers between companies at an all-time high, improving site facilities and workforce contentment is paramount to employee retention.

Foresense offers a solution where AI monitors behaviours and analyses trends to gain an unprecedented level of insight into what people want and need.

And because production never ceases in the resource sector, its impact is intensified.

Foresense facilitates the collection of presence data and the analysis of how people act – and interact – on-site in real world settings to provide real-time analytics of traffic inside and around any physical location.

It identifies areas for improvement and guides commercially based decisions with more detailed, quantifiable data to improve operational KPIs and efficiencies.

In a similar way to how behavioural data is utilised online through careful analysis of aspects such as dwell time, session duration, and return visitations the Foresense platform collects data through sensors integrating with smartphones, or wearable technology such as bracelets or smart ID cards.

"With the assistance of Foresense AI, managers can identify exactly what areas need improvement to make the site and its facilities more efficient and attractive to workers."

It allows accessibility in real time so highly-informed, proactive decisions can be executed as trends are actually emerging.

As a complete journey mapping solution, individual data such as area arrival and departure time and the breakdown of time spent within different areas is collected.

Employee movements and exact locations at any point in time can easily be accessed, and automated real time messaging can be implemented to raise alert or alarm.

With the assistance of Foresense AI, managers can identify exactly what areas need improvement to make the site and its facilities more efficient and attractive to workers.

In this way, it provides concrete justification for expenditure on new production equipment and recreational facilities.

It will also identify site layout and design changes to improve flow and efficiency.

The technology can also complement existing security surveillance systems. The AI platform detects loitering, erratic behavior and unauthorised entry and can deploy staff in real time as issues develop. For example, if an employee gains access to an area where they should not be, such as management only areas, an immediate security alert can be raised.

As we learn to live with COVID, Foresense can also complement existing digital tools to monitor and log employees and visitors as they move across the site to assist contact tracers and keep everyone safer. In this way it can also be be used to monitor and control the number of people gathering in any given area to address density regulations.

Identify those who have not recently received negative COVID testing where such laws have been introduced and those who bypass QR code scan points, sending digital reminders to scan in, taking responsibility out of the hands of management.

The technology can even be used for personal safety concerns. For example where a person is not moving across an area as normal, or has been stationary for an excessive amount of time, indicating illness, collapse or unconsciousness.

It can even be used to identify employees who exhibit signs of mental health distress; withdrawal from co-workers, lack of exercise and excessive solitude or time spent in alcohol service areas.

Foresense Technologies offers a powerful array of AI guided analytical tools to improve operational efficiencies for the mining and resource sector.

With irrefutable qualitative data readily available, minute aspects of day-to-day operations can be scrutinised with greater clarity and key decisions can be made to improve on-site work and recreational facilities and overall safety conditions and for all employees and visitors.

The resource sector extracts countless billions of dollars from the earth each year.

But its most valuable asset in a highly competitive employment market, is its people.

Foresense is not only an investment in improving operational efficiencies, it is an investment in employee wellbeing, job satisfaction and retention.