QUEENSLAND-based engineering company Proof Engineers has joined three other industry groups to become a founding member of the Haul Road Optimisation Alliance (HROA).

Proof Engineers provides systems that improve production, specifically through haul road design, construction, maintenance programs, dust remediation and auditing systems for clients around the world.

Joining forces with other industry leaders in the HROA, Proof Engineers will help to deliver roads with the highest quality and safety standards to create productivity gains, improved operating conditions, reduced operational costs and readily achievable environmental compliance.

The four companies forming the HROA complete haul road management including site assessment, design, construction, road surface friction assessment and profiling, automated water truck spray systems, remotely monitored water assets, dust suppression and road stabilisation, real time haul road dust and condition monitoring, and specialised training.

Other founding members of the HROA are RoadSafety Training Services (RTS), Australian Diversified Engineering (ADE) and Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST).

Proof Engineers general manager Fiorella Ignacio said the HROA was formed in response to a demand for new ways to optimise mining operations and haul roads.

"We are collaborating to help miners to meet the requirements for environmental compliance while ensuring their haul roads are as safe and productive as possible," she said.

"We have removed barriers so we can work together, which means products and processes that used to be thought of as separate issues can now be developed simultaneously as a comprehensive haul road management program to get better results than if each company was working independently.

"We also provide training and put in place monitoring and data collection systems to ensure that operational optimisation is ongoing."