Managing large areas and multiple sites
Managing Mawsons’ diverse and geographically spread sites is the responsibility of two regional resource development and environment managers: Shari Rankin for NSW and Cheryl Ward in Victoria. The two managers work across large areas to ensure the environmental impact of the sites is minimised.
Shari Rankin explains, “We're managing the environmental impact of a large number of sites on an ongoing basis. We need technology to help with this, and our old solutions weren’t working for us. We were having to do a lot of hand-held monitoring for noise, and using deposition jars for dust. We had monitors too, but they were very heavy and hard to use. We weren’t getting all the information we needed.”
Mawsons chose SiteHive after a comprehensive market review
Mawsons understood that new technologies could make a difference for them, and so they investigated the market. Following an extensive review, Mawsons chose SiteHive for their real-time environmental monitoring and management. Shari says, “We looked at a lot of different companies and options because we wanted to be sure we got it right. As well as the technology side, we wanted a company that would work with us on an ongoing basis, and it was important for us to keep our costs down.”
From understanding baseline noise to responding to communities
The Mawsons team has implemented four SiteHive Hexanode Multi devices, which monitor noise and dust in a single device, at different locations. The team uses the devices for a variety of purposes.
Shari explained, “We are using SiteHive Hexanodes at new quarry sites to gather data so that we can calculate background noise levels. With SiteHive we have an accurate understanding of the baseline noise at the locations, and we’re then able to see if there’s additional noise due to quarry operations.”
Two more SiteHive Hexanode Multis are at concrete sites, and they are being used so that the team can be responsive to local communities. Mawsons’ concrete facilities are in industrial areas, and so they are at work alongside other industries. The team uses SiteHive to quantify and categorise noise and dust, and identify where it’s coming from.