EKpass Awarded 2 Year Contract For Heavy Equipment Operator Training By BHP Billiton Ekati Diamond Mine

 

August 2011

 

EKpass has been awarded a two year contract for the provision of heavy equipment operator training for the Misery Project at the BHP Billiton Diamond Mine in the Canadian North. This training will be provided on all heavy equipment types in use at the Ekati Diamond Mine, including haul trucks, shovels, graders, dozers, drills, and loaders.

 

The cornerstone of BHP Billiton’s diamond business is EKATI Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The Ekati Diamond Mine is Canada’s first diamond mine. It is located near Lac de Gras 300 kilometres (186 mi) north-east of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and about 200 kilometres (124 mi) south of the Arctic circle. Annual sales from EKATI (including the 20 per cent minority share) represent around three per cent of current world rough diamond supply by weight and nine per cent by value. Most Ekati rough diamonds are sold to international diamond buyers through the BHP Billiton Antwerp sales office.

 

Company Background

 

EKpass is a global heavy equipment training, consulting, and I.T. services company specializing in productivity, safety, and environmental programs and services. EKpass also provides heavy equipment operator training on a variety of mobile equipment.

 

EKpass serves the mining, pipeline, manufacturing, municipal, public service, utilities, forestry, railroad, and agriculture sectors. EKpass seasoned professionals have provided services at over 180 locations world-wide.

 

In addition to a myriad of civilian clients, the company has provided the Canadian Armed Forces, the US Navy, the United States Marine Corps and other branches of the military with professional instructor-led heavy equipment operator training. EKpass is NATO registered and is a U.N. registered provider. Many contractors, both civilian and military, turn to EKpass for their heavy equipment operator training needs as well as other mobile equipment training.

 

EKpass has more than twenty years of experience specializing in all types of heavy equipment operator and safety training programs as well as mobile equipment operator training. This wide scope of heavy equipment training addresses such issues as operating safety essentials, overall operating strategies that lead to improved productivity, and machine maintenance procedures. EKpass also provides new employee orientation training.

 

Through a combination of classroom and on-site, hands-on instruction, EKpass prepares its trainees for work in a variety of heavy equipment and mobile equipment related industries. All training (including heavy equipment operator training) is customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Through specialized training and calculating projected return on investment, clients have reported a reduction in operating costs in excess of millions of dollars each year through improved safety, productivity and lowered maintenance costs.

 

To date EKpass has provided training on equipment from over 100 manufacturers.

 

EKpass’s balanced curriculum of performance and safety solution based theory and hands on heavy equipment training addresses all needs. EKpass, using state of the art training techniques and technology, develops and delivers heavy equipment training programs that are both effective and stimulating. EKpass professional resources enable us to offer vital heavy equipment training and mentoring for all clients. EKpass experience in heavy equipment training “on site” makes it possible to provide “tailor made training” specific for every client operation.

 

In addition, EKpass has a consulting arm as well as an extensive I.T arm including web based training development.

 

Consulting Services

 

Consulting services offered by EKpass include training needs assessments, hoisting and equipment safety audits, needs assessments, gap analysis, efficiency analysis, equipment operator evaluation, and other solutions to heavy equipment operating challenges. EKpass also provides first response and incident investigation, safe work plan development, policy and procedure development, JSA development, operator’s maintenance and maintenance manual development, expert witness services, as well as pipeline inspection services.

 

I.T. Services

 

EKpass provides assessment services for analysis of existing client systems, 3D animation development, video and audio services, web based training development and hosting, conversion of existing training programs to web based format, and computer based training development, as well as other I.T. related services.

 

E-learning for heavy equipment

 

EKpass utilizes a vast library of electronic, audio visual, printed material, and other materials specific to the related industry, including during heavy equipment training. In addition EKpass brings extensive past experience in heavy equipment operator training and mobile equipment operator training to the forefront during the preparation of all e-learning programs. The EKpass development team consists of instructional designers, graphic designers, multimedia programmers, 3D animators, sound engineers and subject matter experts (SME). Designers and programmers are experienced in mobile equipment productivity and safety techniques.

 

EKpass is able to produce high resolution digital video and can create highly compressed video/audio sequences.

 

Web based hosting

 

In addition, EKpass develops and hosts e-learning systems that utilize Web-based and N-tier, complete with a world class proprietary Learning Management System and Exam System. All Solutions are designed to industry standards including AICC / SCORM and are designed for highly regulated industries that require training validation and training records tracking (MOT, FAA, JAA, CAA, ICAO Approved). All EKpass e-learning systems are user friendly and flexible, deliverable through CD-ROM, LAN, Intranet & Internet and are available with off-line learning and tracking capabilities. Systems are designed to deliver initial and re-current training… “courseware granularity” and are driven by a “Next Generation” – Player.

 

World Class LMS

 

The proprietary EKpass LMS is a web-based, online management system that deploys, launches and tracks e-learning content, manages users, enrollments, and learning records and provides the point of entry for the users for all their learning activities and training. The EKpass LMS works within the client operating environment: operating systems, Internet browsers and has full database support: Access, SQL Server, and Oracle. The LMS allows different levels of access and security, allowing advanced groupings and providing detailed tracking. It is capable of launching file based courses, providing advanced filtering & searching. Security characteristics include use of the SSL Protocol, Windows Encryption including 40bit, 64bit, 128bit encryption key for server and 40bit, 64bit, 128bit internet browser for client. Interoperability is provided between web based applications, between web based and Windows based applications and between web based and legacy DOS based applications. The EKpass system works with any third party supplied learning content. (AICC / SCORM)

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EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

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EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

North America Toll Free

1-800-638-9524

CONTACT US

Outside North America

1+780-459-5850

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave. Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

North America Toll Free

1-800-638-9524

CONTACT US

Outside North America

1+780-459-5850

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

North America Toll Free

1-800-638-9524

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CONTACT US

Outside North America

1+780-459-5850

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

North America Toll Free

1-800-638-9524

CONTACT US

Outside North America

1+780-459-5850

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

Copyright ­© 2017 EKpass Corp. All rights reserved.

US OFFICE

EKpass

100 Congress Ave.
Suite 2000

Austin, TX, 78701 USA

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

64 Riel Drive, Suite 6
St. Albert, AB, Canada T8N-4A4

CANADIAN OFFICE

EKpass

2366 Avenue C North
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7L-5X5