BELAZ Operators Club: Competition of the Best Drivers of Stoilensky Mining and Beneficiation Plant

9 november 2020


One of the main conditions of efficient operation of BELAZ mining dump trucks is high professionalism of the drivers. This was confirmed by Stoilensky Mining and Beneficiation Plant (NLMK Group, Belgorod region, Russia) which operators have participated in the competition recently.

35 drivers of the mining and processing works took part in this entertainment competition. At the first stage of the competition the drivers were to answer 40 questions. Following the results of the e-assessment, 13 operators made it to the final.

The finalists of the competition were to demonstrate the maneuverability skills while operating 130 MT BELAZ dumper at the second practical part. The task was to show “slalom driving” and reverse parking at the garage in the form of four supports. In the end, the winners were awarded with prizes, diplomas, souvenirs and badges “NLMK PRO”.

- I’m pleased that among the winners this year there are operators with 3-4 years of work experience. All the participants shared experience and had an opportunity to learn something new. Together we are a team of the professionals and BELAZ operators, mentioned Ruslan Bystrov, head of the road transport workshop, Stoilensky Mining and Beneficiation Plant.

Last year, OJSC “BELAZ” created an international professional community of BELAZ drivers – “BELAZ Operators Club”. The competitions are held at different mining international companies, which helps the drivers to gain new experience and foster professional skills.