African surface mining contractor, MCC Contracts, has strengthened its operator training program capabilities with Advanced Equipment Simulators from Immersive Technologies .
The Advanced Equipment Simulator investment included three base simulators and four Conversion Kits to support a range of equipment. Immersive Technologies' exclusive alliances with the world's leading original equipment manufacturers ensure that it's Advanced Equipment Simulators are accurate and authentic. Each of these operator training simulators is supported with a comprehensive Customer Support Program (CSP) ensuring maximum utilisation.
MCC Contracts has taken the further step of utilising Immersive Technologies' unique 'Training Systems Integration (TSI)' program. This is where Immersive Technologies Application Engineers assist companies to integrate simulator training into existing training programs, allowing maximum utilisation and return on investment from day one.
With strong support by MCC Contractors, the company expects over 300 equipment operators to be trained and assessed on the Immersive Technologies' Advanced Equipment Simulators, with an overall goal of improving equipment operational skills to increase site safety, productivity and reduced equipment maintenance.
MCC Group Training Manager, Pieter Page, is excited about the opportunity offered by Immersive Technologies' TSI program to significantly improve the quality of their operators.
"I am convinced that we are going to see financial benefits from the programme which we did not deem possible. The time has come for us to develop a very different breed of operator, and Immersive Technologies' equipment simulation technology is going to play a major role in achieving this objective," says Page.
"This is a strategic investment by MCC Contracts in order to maximise, 'measureable returns' of mobile machinery and operators deployed across multiple mine sites. The equipment simulators will greatly assist the company's efforts in 'Strategic Workforce Development' improving safety and increasing site profitability," says Immersive Technologies Regional Manager - East and Southern Africa, Anthony Bruce.