Understanding what it feels like to be in a refuge chamber can improve the response of entrapped personnel.
How long should a refuge chamber run for in stand-alone mode? Safe haven or refuge chamber duration should be determined on a risk-based approach.
Emergency communication systems in tunnelling are used to distribute information and instructions, manage emergency response personnel and plans, and initiate evacuation.
Emergency Response Team uses service training to better prepare for any event and provide all employees with well-maintained and hazard ready chambers.
Mine safety is a global concern, with organisations continually investing time and resources to ensure the safety of their workforce.
An organisation’s safety culture plays an important role in its development. The adoption and enhancement of safety standards across industries, in particular, mining, has positively impacted economic processes.
Refuge chambers are sealed environments, built to sustain life during an emergency or hazardous situation.
21 participants, including a psychologist, remained in a MineARC MineSAFE Refuge Chamber for 24 hours.
Once again the South African mining community has been rocked by the tragic news of another fatal incident.
A truck fire in one of their underground maintenance bays, obstructing all exit paths for miners working on that level. With no safe refuge available on-site, the incident resulted in