underground mining excellence



11 Aug 2016

Barminco a winner at 2016 CME Safety and Health Innovation Awards

Leading underground hardrock mining contractor Barminco was awarded the 2016 CME Safety and Health Innovation Award for its Interactive Virtual Reality training system.

Barminco’s Interactive Virtual Reality training system won the ‘Systems Category’ of the 2016 CME Safety and Health Innovation Awards at a prestigious awards ceremony on 3 August.

The Awards, now in their twelfth year, explore the use of innovative solutions to health and safety issues within the resources sector and have the aim of improving safety and health within the industry.

Chief Executive Officer Peter Stokes said Barminco was both humbled and thrilled to receive the prestigious industry award, which he said reflected the company’s long-held commitment to safety and innovation.

“This significant award recognises a great deal of hard work and dedication by many of Barminco’s team members and technology partner – Immersive Technologies. Furthermore it is a significant industry accolade that we appreciate enormously.”

CME Deputy Chief Executive Nicole Roocke congratulated all winners and finalists during the award ceremony.

“This event promotes the application and sharing of innovation across the WA resources sector, as this is essential to ensuring continuous improvement in safety and health performance,” Ms Roocke said.

“These innovations are often developed on the shop floor and championed by the people directly involved on the ground.

“Our award finalists have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving safety and health through the development of these prototypes and concepts.”