Australian underground mining contractor Byrnecut have partnered with Immersive Technologies to fit its technical training centre with new simulators.

Immersive has installed two IM360-B simulators to the Perth facility. It also delivered machine modules for a CAT Truck and LHD, Sandvik Truck and LHD and Epiroc (Atlas Copco) Truck.

Some 350 new and experienced staff have gone through the centre in the last nine months.

"The establishment of this training and induction center very much fits with the Byrnecut philosophy of investing in the industry leading training systems, processes and infrastructure to assist in the personal and professional development of our employees," said Pat Boniwell, Byrnecut Australia Managing Director. "This in turn ensures that we are providing the safest and most productive work places for employees and our clients."

Supporting the technology integration is a global best practice training process. It blends eLearning, classroom and simulator training to optimize the learning process for both new hire and experienced equipment operators.

"Our approach is carefully considered to provide valuable feedback and targeted training to address the impacts of performance variability on our business," said Dave Kilkenny, Byrnecut Project Manager.