Tailings facilities store a mine’s primary waste stream. Without proper management, or an effective Tailings Management Software System, these facilities pose a significant risk to the natural and social environment should a catastrophic event such as a collapse contaminated water seepage or significant dust generation occur.

Tailings management protocol is more than just a strict adherence to technical standards. Many industry standards require confirmation that a Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) has implemented a system for responsible tailings management. Mines need to ensure that facilities have a formal policy in place, have developed and implemented a Tailings Management System (TMS), have assigned accountability, and have developed operation, maintenance and surveillance manuals, as well as procedures for all tailings impoundments.

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Why IsoMetrix?

The evolution of GRC software has strong parallels with that of ERP.
30 years ago, most companies had heavily fragmented ERP Systems:
- a General Ledger from Supplier X,
- a third-party Cashbook add-on,
- an internal database for stock control,
- spreadsheets for sales orders and
- paper-based Purchase Orders.
From the chaos of these separate systems arose the order of fully integrated ERP software suites.
The evolution of GRC software has strong parallels with that of ERP.
GRC systems are typically still fragmented; companies will have disparate electronic, spreadsheet and paper-based systems to manage quality, risk, safety, environment, business resilience, occupational health and hygiene, sustainability and many more.
Fragmented systems bury important insights into the business, making effective management all but impossible.
Only what is measured can be improved.
By replacing unintegrated systems with a truly integrated solution, IsoMetrix introduces significant business efficiencies and provides visibility against HSE and GRC performance targets. The clarity an automated, integrated system provides drives informed decision-making. Enterprise risk disciplines are cross-functional, and focused on the impact on financial performance.
Operational risk disciplines, however, are often treated separately even though they are usually inter-related.
For example, a Quality incident could materialize in potentially significant impacts on Safety, Environmental, and Social.
IsoMetrix consolidates modules such as loss events, non-conformances, safety and environmental incidents into an Events Module that is closely integrated with other modules such as Risk Assessment and Audit Management, promoting an understanding of the associations between different risk disciplines.
So, what makes IsoMetrix such a powerful, integrated solution?
All IsoMetrix applications are built using 15 basic building blocks, or controls. Like the base code of DNA, these controls can combine in an infinite number of combinations to form applications that cover all aspects of Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Our customers get completely configured solutions but all use exactly the same source code, making IsoMetrix easy to support and upgrade.
In addition, all data in IsoMetrix is related across all modules, producing a truly interconnected, holistic understanding of your business. Different users experience IsoMetrix differently.
Andrea is a field employee who needs to Report a Hazard or an Incident. To do so, she can simply access IsoMetrix via her straightforward web interface, or via an app on her smartphone or tablet. It is quick and simple for her to enter the basic details of the incident.
John – Andrea’s safety manager – is alerted about the incident via email. When he logs into IsoMetrix, he can validate the incident details and allocate the task of investigating the incident.
John has configured his interface to highlight what is important to him. The personalised dashboards ensure he is able to manage by exception, focussing his attention where it is needed.
Mirriam, the Director of Sustainability, interacts primarily with the system dashboards. She analyses them regularly: acting on trends, monitoring performance against targets, and keeping a close eye on leading indicators.
Gone are the days of her capturing data to compile reports. With IsoMetrix, her system lives in real time. When she needs a report, she can generate one at the click of a button. As a result, Mirriam can spend more time planning and less time reacting.
Data flows into IsoMetrix from multiple sources:
• entry forms captured by employees, contractors and suppliers
• handheld devices
• smart meters
• external databases such as ERP and HR systems
• and the wearables, beacons and drones that make up the Internet of Things.
Separate, this data is meaningless, but brought together into a cohesive whole, it provides an accurate picture of the governance health of the business, and allows the business to make better decisions based on predictive analytics
The IsoMetrix Dashboards convert all this data into information, allowing you to identify high-risk activities, areas, and processes, as well as areas for improvement.
IsoMetrix helps you to make better, informed decisions. At IsoMetrix our vision is to help you do Good Business.
ur requirements are for a combined assurance model or a system based on ISO 31000, the flexibility offered by IsoMetrix allows the system to mould to your needs.
IsoMetrix is provided as standard with best-practice modules for the management of Enterprise Risk and Internal Audit. For more complex implementations where a tailored solution is required, the software can be easily moulded to fit these requirements.
IsoMetrix is built using an Agile Application Framework which enables non-technical people to create sophisticated solutions, quickly and easily. Every single form and field is user-defined, allowing us to deliver a bespoke solution for your business quickly and cost-effectively. But while every customer has a tailored solution, they all share the same source code.
As a module is saved, the Microsoft SQL Server database is created dynamically, allowing people with no experience in development to create web-based applications with ease. IsoMetrix is at the forefront of the way software is evolving.
Here is a typical module for capturing risks in the risk register. If you wanted to capture an additional field for the Risk Owner such as the Risk Ranking, this can be achieved in minutes simply by going into the module editor.
Every IsoMetrix user has access to IsoMetrix dashboards. The standard dashboards cater for various risk management methodologies, such as bowtie and fishbone methods and are configurable to suit your specific requirements.
IsoMetrix offers rich functionality for managing risk: allowing you to capture details of the controls in place against an identified risk, a risk rating, as well as risk analysis.
All actions created in any part of the system are centralized in the central action manager, enabling you to have full visibility over your mitigation strategies and to ensure key actions are closed out, driving continual improvement.
Internal audits, compliance, incident management and assurance are all managed within the IsoMetrix integrated risk solution.
The IsoMetrix Legal Register offers access to your legal universe with every section of each Act translated into easily understandable language and linked to your industry. Fully searchable, IsoMetrix’s Compliance solution gives you the law at your fingertips.
IsoMetrix Enterprise Risk Management is fully extendable to incorporate IsoMetrix solutions such as Health, Safety Environment, and Community, Sustainability, Quality, and Compliance.

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Tailings management protocol is more than just a strict adherence to technical standards. Many industry standards require confirmation that a Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) has implemented a system for responsible tailings management. Mines need to ensure that facilities have a formal policy in place, have developed and implemented a Tailings Management System (TMS), have assigned accountability, and have developed operation, maintenance and surveillance manuals, as well as procedures for all tailings impoundments.

The IsoMetrix TMS is designed according to international standards and best practice and has been specially developed to offer mines a more effective and responsive way to manage their tailings storage facilities.

The IsoMetrix TMS allows all of these requirements to be tracked, managed and reported on.


Mining company Metorex chose IsoMetrix for its risk management solution as it "provides a systematic way of protecting business resources and income against losses, enabling strategic and operational objectives to be achieved”
Dennis Cooke, Project Manager at Metorex.


 

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At IsoMetrix we are dedicated to providing our clients with access to a system that makes reducing the chances of risks eventuating a simpler and more efficient task with our Enterprise Risk Management solution.

Advantages of the IsoMetrix Tailing Management Software System:

  • Remote managers can get live information on the status of the TSF
  • Log incidents with corrective actions which can be tracked
  • Real-time data for quicker reaction time for identified problems
  • Alerts or notifications triggered when data does not conform
  • A repository for all Tailings related documentation
  • A customizable dashboard
  • Mobile/offline capability for the capturing of information such as audits and incidents. The system will synchronize automatically when is back online resulting in a minimal delay in uploading information. This information is immediately available to manage any issues that might arise.
  • This System can also be used to manage the risks related to Heap Leach Pads and Mine Waste Rock Dumps.

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Plan, Do, Act, Check

The IsoMetrix TMS follows the Deming Cycle of Plan, Do, Check, Act using applicable modules already tried and proven in its world-class EHS Management System. Permit, license and approval conditions, obligations and commitments can all be tracked and actioned within the system, and high-rated risks identified in the Risk Management Module.

The software allows you to appoint responsibility, and then capture and track tasks. At any point, the status of actions and the individuals responsible for them is visible. Stakeholder and contractor information is also recorded in the system. The Incident Manager module allows the user to capture non-conformances or incidents with follow up corrective actions, which can be tracked until closure.

Integration

The IsoMetrix TMS can be integrated with existing systems, or used on its own to replace manual and spreadsheet-based systems.

If the system is used in conjunction with existing systems, data can be pulled from these existing systems to avoid duplication of work.

The IsoMetrix TMS gives you a complete picture of the health of your tailings facility, where other systems may only give you part of the picture. With the growing risk associated with tailings facilities, mines need a system that understands the specific protocols required to manage the tailings facilities effectively.

The IsoMetrix TMS reduces reaction times, bringing the right data to the necessary decision makers faster and more accurately than would be possible with manual/spreadsheet based systems. This is especially useful when operations are in remote areas.

Configurability

Every mine is different. The IsoMetrix TMS lets you create audits that exactly match the requirements of your mine. Reviews, audits, surveillance and inspections with checklist can all be configured into the system.

Powerful dashboards

The real power of this TMS lies in the built-in IsoMetrix dashboard capabilities. They are configurable, provide visible data customizable to the user profile and makes reporting easy through automation.

Managers can quickly detect if certain functions are not undertaken and follow up on them as well as being notified immediately of a non-conformance or when any trigger is activated. Very often, responsible persons are remote, so this reduces the need for direct interaction through site visits, as the information captured in IsoMetrix is more detailed and live.

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We have designed our world-leading, integrated risk and compliance management software for HSE and sustainability experts who know what they want. At IsoMetrix we believe in Good Business. For us, that means helping you on the journey to a sustainable future, in which we look after our planet, the people and communities we work and live with, and ensure reduced risk – building more profitable and resilient organizations. In helping our customers to do good, we also help them do well. With offices in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia, IsoMetrix is geared to serve you at a global and local level.