Psychological stresses can impact decision making as well as physical state and behaviour when inside a refuge chamber.
Understanding what it feels like to be in a refuge chamber can improve the response of entrapped personnel.
Will advances in technology to improve safety underground reduce current limitations and challenges on site?
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.
Attitudes towards health and safety within these coal sites are shifting, with a stronger emphasis on creating better working environments for miners.
MineARC works with Site Skills and OceanaGold to increase the standard of mining safety in the Philippines.
The centre will feature two custom display walls, dedicated to MineARC Safety equipment.
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
Guidelines for refuge chambers are present in South Africa. However, they are vague and lack vital standards for adequate life support systems.
The Turkish mining industry should look at the events that followed the Sago coal mine disaster, before hastily implementing refuge chamber policy.