Inspection Templates for Mining

Improve worker safety at mining sites with the help of a versatile mobile app

two miners overlooking mine site

Published 5 May 2022

What is a Mining Inspection?

A mining inspection refers to the visual inspections performed by site safety officers and professional miners during safety checks. Its primary purpose is to identify hazards, risks, and non-compliance with required safety standards so the correct control measures can be applied and a safe worksite can be established.

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Why Checklists are Critical for the Mining Industry

Most of us expect to go our whole lives without a safety incident. The reality is, accidents happen everyday. In fact, each day 150 workers around the world suffer from a fatal incident. The mining industry is notorious for safety incidents, given it’s one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Checklists are there to lighten the cognitive load and free up attention from tedious tasks to focus on high level problems, situations or tough judgment calls. They also serve as a catalyst for empowering the individual and enhancing team accountability.

Create Free Digital Inspection Checklists For Your Mining Project

Manage your mining operation with ease by conducting regular site, facility and workplace health and safety inspections with iAuditor by SafetyCulture, a mobile inspection app.

Goldcorp, the World’s Leading Gold Producer Uses iAuditor

With a total of 11 mines across North, Central, and South America, Goldcorp (acquired by Newmont Mining Corporation last 2019), is a leader in gold production, with an expected 50% increase of output. The hazards are real and ever-present in the mining industry with workers exposed to a variety of risks from cave-ins to explosions, vehicle collisions and more. TO ensure their safety, Goldcorp uses iAuditor for 1,000 inspections per day. Instead of taking four hours to write a report, it now takes them minutes.

“The real time hazard recognition capability across our operations wouldn’t exist if we didn’t have iAuditor. It means more people are going to go home safe,” Andrew Johnson, Goldcorp Safety Officer.

Streamline Mining Inspection and Safety with iAuditor by SafetyCulture

In a mining site, workplace hazards are serious and often fatal. This is why mining site safety officers and miners need all the help they can get when it comes to establishing safety at the worksite. iAuditor streamlines mining site safety inspections with a number of useful features:

A safety inspection app that works anywhere, even while offline
Rollout safety programs and conduct audits from a mobile device with access to instant reports and analytics. iAuditor works underground and in remote locations even while offline; it syncs inspection data to your iAuditor account once you connect to the internet.

Improve accountability within your organization
Multiple signatures are required for particular project milestones. iAuditor makes it easy to digitally sign off on toolbox meetings, site walkthroughs, site inductions and safety inspections even if your stakeholders are in different locations.

Capture high-quality images and annotate them for more accurate reporting
Include high quality images in your inspections to ensure information is being conveyed correctly. By embedding images in your reports, you can increase the level of detail and accuracy. iAuditor allows project teams to capture high resolution images mid-inspection, as well as annotate them for more clarity when reporting. Add arrows and circles to quickly deliver your message and break through any site language barriers.

Instantly generate and share reports with the right people
Automatically generate and share professional reports with managers and stakeholders across teams with customizable reporting options. iAuditor is versatile and flexible enough to handle everything from pre-task assessment to employee induction checklists. Create templates online, share with workers and see the data collected in real-time.

Easier safety compliance across the organization
Resolve safety issues long before they become incidents. Identify safety hazards and take corrective actions immediately. Conduct audits in a fraction of the time and make informed decisions. By conducting daily and weekly mining inspections using iAuditor, you can work out the risk factors at various stages and determine how you can reduce their impact.

Standardize your organization’s data collection process
Create standard company wide checklist templates so all your contractors, workers and subcontractors are on the same page. By sharing templates with your team, you can have a centralized system of data collection. One of the best ways to collect uniform data is to use multiple choice fields for your questions. iAuditor gives you the option to set different response types so you can get the information you need while filtering out the ones you don’t.

Get actionable data with cloud-based inspection analytics
Accuracy and quality of data is critical when you are using that information to make decisions and take the right actions. iAuditor’s cloud-based inspection analytics gives you better insight to your operations based on your inspection data. As your workers conduct audits, you can work better knowing the data is being collected in real-time and backed up securely via unlimited and secure cloud storage.

Access your data anytime, anywhere
You will never lose a report or your data again. iAuditor automatically syncs to the cloud during and after your inspections; letting you access your data anytime and from anywhere, as long as you are connected to the internet.

SafetyCulture staff writer

Sare Hawes