Southern uses a first-class, state of the art, 3D simulator with a full-range motion based operator‚ seat, to provide training for surface mine equipment. This simulator is equivalent to those used by the military and commercial airlines for pilot training and can be used for many equipment scenarios. We can train new students, immerse them in real life situations without hazard exposure, cross-train existing employees on new equipment, and enhance management training through various operating conditions. The simulator enhances our time with the student. The more time the student has on the simulator, experiencing different types of scenarios, will enable the student to be more prepared for real work experiences.