The mining industry is heavily regulated to ensure the safety and security of its workers. It means businesses like Yancoal, Australia’s largest pure coal producer, must stay on top of worker safety and compliance.
With over 12,000 workers and visitors to manage across 10 sites, this is no easy task. One lapsed safety accreditation or missed training module can lead to unacceptable risks for the worker in question, their teammates and the company as a whole.
Yancoal used a previous Pegasus system at several mine sites for insight into the qualifications, safety and skills of its contractor workforce. The coal company saw something promising in this platform, and Pegasus was in a unique position to partner with them to develop solutions specifically to respond to in-the-field needs.
Beginning with a Pegasus Contractor Management System, the collaboration has now extended to a development partnership. Work on the new Pegasus Client Portal– an intuitive system where Yancoal reports, analyses, and makes operational and safety decisions based on the information in their Pegasus system - kicked off in earnest in 2018. By 2020, Version 2.0 - offering considerable UX and functionality upgrades - was in service and planning for Version 3.0 is well under way.
While Yancoal saw potential in the Pegasus workforce management software used by some of its operations, the mining giant also had clear ideas on what improvements would be required to make it a viable solution to support all sites.
Pegasus has risen the challenge - maintaining its dedication to innovation and improvement. Working with Yancoal has enabled it to extend the platform beyond anything seen before.
“We now have business rules in the system that say, in essence, if certain people don’t have certain qualifications, they can swipe their card as many times as they want at the gateway but they won’t get in. We’re talking about fitness for work, we’re talking about competency, we’re talking about compliance, licensing arrangements and currency of insurances - all of that is managed responsively.”
The Pegasus Contractor Management System underscores BHP’s "Requirements for Safety" standards, where having the right controls in place to effectively manage risks leads to improved safety outcomes.
With Pegasus, Ausgrid found the safety and accreditation partner they needed to manage their workforce, with an end-to-end solution, accessible live in the field.
“The greatest benefit of working with Pegasus has been the high level of innovation and features available in their packages that aren’t available in other products we have investigated.”
“I’d check Pegasus two to three times a day. It became a single source of truth for workers and safety on the project.”
"Working alone, the data entry was extremely high. I could spend one or two days entering 100 – 200 certs. The system is automatically updated, and I save two full days of work all up - yesterday I was done within 4 hours.”
“The Pegasus platform allows us to standardise the onboarding and induction of contractors nationally, with the robust system underpinning our contractor management process.”
“Pegasus is now used in managing safety, job planning and reviewing the commercial side of things. Pegasus is now integrated with everything we do.”