California technology provider GroundHog has launched its newest application, GroundHog Construction Crews, designed specifically for construction crews working in underground mines.
The new app streamlines communication and collaboration by allowing crew members in construction, electrical and I&T to access real-time information about work items on their pass-down sheets (also called PLODs in Australia) for a number of actions, such as installing pumps to clear water in production areas, extending ventilation, installing Wi-Fi access points to new work areas and more.
It can line-out the crew; set and track the priorities and track progress updates; and users can take pictures to verify the completion of work orders to spec. In addition, the app works on online and offline modes.
The Construction Crew app is built on the widely deployed GroundHog Short Interval Control and Fleet Management System and is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.
“We are confident that [the] GroundHog Construction Crew app will revolutionize the way construction crews work in underground mines,” said Underground Mine Dispatch Supervisor Krishan Agarwal.
Added CEO Satish Penmetsa: “We understand the unique challenges that construction crews face in underground mines. Our new app is designed specifically to make work performed by construction, electrical, I&T and field maintenance crews easier and more efficient while also improving safety.”