Category: Safety Insights

Permanent Refuge Shelters vs Fresh Air Bays

There are several differences in fresh air base and permanent shelter designs, impacting their emergency use suitability. Some critical variations include gas monitoring, multiple air supplies, cooling and a sealed environment. These differences have and will impact personnel well-being.

Nitrogen: Hazard in Focus

Nitrogen is an essential element to all forms of life but can also pose a threat. Known as the invisible killer, due to it’s odourless and tasteless nature, nitrogen gas can be lethal if inhaled in high concentrations.

Moving A Refuge Chamber

Transporting and manoeuvring a refuge chamber can be a rather technical task, especially when considering the size and weight of a refuge chamber – not to mention the confines of mine declines and haulages. In this article, we’ll discuss the various options MineARC offers to suit various transportation and mine practicalities.

Hydrogen Sulfide: Hazard in Focus

Hydrogen Sulfide is a naturally occurring chemical that can be produced by bacteria in low oxygen environments, used in many industries despite its hazardous nature.

Can’t I Just Use a Mask in Chemical or Smoke Emergencies

Masks are great, to a certain extent. In the context of an emergency, they can assist you in moving from a dangerous situation into safety. For example, suppose you’re not in the vicinity of a shelter or safe haven. In that case, a mask can enable you to get to cover safely by providing you

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