This story is retold with permission from Dave regarding a remote bogger fire in an underground nickel mine in Western Australia. It was some time ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I don’t have a perfect memory, but this day stuck in my mind – every detail just lingers. The day […]
Refuge chamber quality that do not meet these standard requirements cannot safeguard against an emergency. Lower quality, or unmaintained chambers, compromised the safety of underground personnel.
Oxygen candles are used as a backup source of breathable air in an emergency. They supply an on-demand source of oxygen, utilised in aeroplanes, space stations as well as other applications such as safe havens and refuge chambers. A safe supply of oxygen is critical to support life. We are dependent on oxygen for survival; […]
Psychological stresses can impact decision making as well as physical state and behaviour when inside a refuge chamber.
MineARC Systems announced as the 2018 Telstra Western Australian Business of the Year and winner of the Medium & Making Waves Category Award.
MineARC Australia manufactures 1500th refuge chamber, MA1500 – a major milestone for the global safety company.
Refuge chambers are sealed environments, built to sustain life during an emergency or hazardous situation.
Regular service and maintenance ensure refuge chambers are in optimal status to provide life-saving support to all staff in the event of an emergency.
Mine safety is a global concern, with organisations continually investing time and resources to ensure the safety of their workforce.
Refuge chamber commissioning is a vital step in emergency planning. However, it is often not considered by many sites. Commissioning is a quality-focused process necessary to ensure the site is critically equipped for an emergency.