ProStar Holdings Inc says IAMGOLD Corporation has adopted its flagship software application, PointMan, to improve its safety operations.
IAMGOLD employs approximately 5,000 people globally and is committed to maintaining its culture of accountable mining through high standards of environmental, social and governance practices, including its commitment to Zero Harm®, in every aspect of its business, ProStar says.
PointMan is a patented cloud and mobile mapping software application that captures, records and displays the precise location and associated metadata of critical surface and subsurface infrastructure, according to ProStar.
Philippe Gaultier, Vice President of Development Projects at IAMGOLD, said the company planned to use the mapping solution to identify any utility infrastructure that is buried in the ground, “which can be a serious concern in terms of worker and environmental safety as well as operational costs.”
Page Tucker, CEO of ProStar, added: “Having a global mining company like IAMGOLD adopt PointMan into their mining operations is a major milestone for us. Not only does it open the door to another global industry, but it also proves that PointMan addresses the growing concern of not knowing where buried utilities are located, a problem that adversely impacts the safety of the public, the worker and the environment in a multitude of industries.”