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Emergency refuge forms an integral part of a tunnelling project’s wider Emergency Response Plan (ERP). In emergencies where personnel become trapped without adequate ventilation and evacuation is no longer safe or
practical, refuge chambers are designed to provide a secure ‘go-to’ area for personnel to gather and await extraction. TunnelSAFE chambers can be built to comply with British Standard (BS EN 16191:2014) Safety Requirements for Tunnelling Machinery and the ITA's "Guidelines for the Provision of Refuge Chambers Under Construction".

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Tunnelling Refuge Chambers

TunnelSAFE Gantry Design

The TunnelSAFE Gantry Design Refuge Chamber is installed at the rear of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), providing a fixed safe refuge solution for the life of the tunnelling project.

  • Installed on TBM gantry
  • GuardIAN & Aura-FX
  • 10-24 people

TunnelSAFE Rail Design

The TunnelSAFE Rail Design Refuge Chamber can be rail mounted or fixed to a tunnelling project's existing rescue train; providing a portable safe haven for site personnel during routine inspections & maintenance.

  • Mounted on rail trolley
  • Aura-FX
  • 10-24 people

TunnelSAFE MSV Design

The TunnelSAFE MSV Design Refuge Chamber is engineered to be mounted to a multi-service vehicle; providing a portable safe haven for tunnelling personnel during routine inspections & maintenance.

  • Mounted to multi-service vehicle
  • Aura-FX
  • 10-24 people

TunnelSAFE Standard Design

The TunnelSAFE Standard Design Refuge Chamber is designed for drill and blast tunnelling operations. It can be easily positioned and repositioned; providing an adaptable safe refuge solution for the life of the project.

  • Drill and blast applications
  • GuardIAN, CAMS & Aura-FX
  • 8-20 people

TunnelSAFE Narrow Design

The TunnelSAFE Narrow Design Refuge Chamber is designed for drill and blast tunnelling operations. It features a narrow shell at 1.9m wide, while still providing ample internal space for a range of occupancies.

  • Narrow shell for drill and last applications
  • GuardIAN, CAMS & Aura-FX
  • 12-24 people

TunnelSAFE Slim Line

The TunnelSAFE Slim Line Refuge Chamber is designed for drill and blast tunnelling operations. It features the slimmest shell in the range at 1.6m wide, designed specifically to accommodate tight tunnelling confines.

  • Very slim shell for drill and blast applications
  • GuardIAN, CAMS & Aura-FX
  • 12-24 people

Comparison Table

GuardIAN Aura-FX Gas Monitoring CAMS Gantry Mobile Portable 24hrs Battery Backup
10-24
10-24
10-24
10-24
8-20
12-24
12-24