Training Centre

MineARC

Upskill your team at one of MineARC's Training Centres.

MineARC Systems' Training Centres - located in Perth, Australia; Dallas, United States; and Johannesburg, South Africa - offer a range of courses designed to assist sites in the operation, ongoing maintenance and general understanding of MineARC Chambers.

Alternatively, MineARC Technicians are available to conduct on-site training for larger groups.

All of our training courses are free to clients.


Service School

MineARC offers a team of qualified service technicians; experts in ensuring each refuge is kept in top condition.

If you prefer to self-service your chambers, however, you should consider attending one of our free MineARC Service School training days, held at our new dedicated training centre. Once completed, you are then certified to conduct your services for 24 months, removing the need for MineARC service visits.

Service School is currently available at the following locations:

  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dallas, Texas

Alternatively, MineARC Technicians are available to conduct on-site training for larger groups.

We limit our training sessions to small groups, in order to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be hands on in the training centre and receive the attention they require.

  • Become MineARC certified in chamber servicing for the next two years
  • Brush up on your refuge chamber knowledge
  • Learn about any chamber upgrades that may have become available throughout the year
  • Quiz our highly trained technicians with any questions you may have
  • The importance of regular and certified chamber servicing
  • The critical role door seals and check valves play in maintaining effective positive pressure, and the correct procedure for replacement
  • Testing the battery bank to ensure all individual batteries are holding the correct charge
  • Calibrating both a digital and manual gas monitor
  • Servicing the new MineARC Compressed Air Management System
  • Performing system diagnostics on a Series IV and ELVP controller

Participants must meet the minimum course requirements to be eligible to attend MineARC Service School

  • Current Employment in an Underground Mine

Once Service School has been completed, personnel are issued with a Certification ID Card and Number and they are effectively certified to confidently and safely operate or service a MineARC Refuge Chamber.

Personnel are required to record this ID number on the MineARC Refuge Chamber Service Record sticker (shown below), located on the front of every refuge chamber. Recording a valid ID number is now a requirement, enabling mine inspectors to easily identify that a qualified technician has serviced the chamber.

MineARC has been a great asset to PMC. They have provided technical expertise on the maintenance of our Refuge Chambers, proactively recommended and implemented improvements in areas that add value and have provided real backup on spare parts. A pleasure to work with and always accommodating, their staff is very personable and they handle all my Refuge Chamber needs.

Jonas Ndlovu Mine Captain, Palabora Mining Company (PMC)

Electrical School

Electrical School is currently available at the following locations:

  • Perth, Western Australia

We limit our training sessions to small groups, in order to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be hands on in the training centre and receive the attention they require.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of refuge chamber electrical systems
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of refuge chamber ancillary electrical features
  • Upskilling staff in an underrated area of safety
  • Ability to ask questions from industry professionals
  • Forum to discuss feedback on features and new technology
  • Increased awareness of refuge chambers and weekly inspection requirements
  • Building personal connections with the MineARC team for troubleshooting and questions post-training
  • Advanced troubleshooting across all controllers
  • Battery Theory / Testing procedures
  • Breakdown of weekly/ monthly electrical testing report
  • Comprehensive breakdown of critical electrical components
  • Key differences between Chamber Series
  • Ancillary electrical systems e.g: CAMS, AURA and GuardIAN
  • New Technology discussions and feedback session
  • Product Feedback

Participants must meet the minimum course requirements to be eligible to attend MineARC Electrical School

  • Current Employment in an Underground Mine
  • A Qualified Electrician
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MineARC has been a great asset to PMC. They have provided technical expertise on the maintenance of our Refuge Chambers, proactively recommended and implemented improvements in areas that add value and have provided real backup on spare parts. A pleasure to work with and always accommodating, their staff is very personable and they handle all my Refuge Chamber needs.

Jonas Ndlovu Mine Captain, Palabora Mining Company (PMC)

Operator Training

Operator Training is currently available at the following locations:

  • Perth, Western Australia
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dallas, Texas

Alternatively, MineARC Technicians are available to conduct on-site training for larger groups.

We limit our training sessions to small groups, in order to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be hands on in the training centre and receive the attention they require.

  • Preparing staff for potential use of a refuge chamber
  • Increased awareness of the refuge chambers purpose
  • Increased confidence in technical safety systems
  • Forum to discuss refuge chambers with industry professionals
  • How to operate different series chambers
  • Rules and regulations surrounding refuge chambers
  • Common Misconceptions about chamber operation addressed
  • Demonstration on real emergencies chambers have been used in

Participants must meet the minimum course requirements to be eligible to attend Operator Training

  • Current Employment in a Underground Mine

Other MineARC Client Support

Chamber Maintenance

Regularly servicing and performing maintenance checks on a refuge chamber will help ensure your equipment is ready in the event of an emergency.

After Sales Support

Contact our friendly support centre seven days a week for troubleshooting assistance, on-site induction opportunities, chamber commissioning, as well as upgrade and refurbishment options.

Engineering Resources

MineARC's in-house engineering team are on hand to provide customised design solutions, as well as electrical and software support to clients.