Category - Emergency Equipment

Mining sites use risk assessment processes to determine potential emergency events and circumstances that may exist. As part of this process, the mining site will need to consider the types of emergency equipment that can be used to mitigate the emergency.

Mining sites should ensure that they obtain the resources necessary to carry out their emergency plans. Each mining operation site has its own potential hazards and unique characteristics in considering what emergency that needs to be managed (either internally or externally).

Ultimately a mining site must provide sufficient equipment to provide an immediate response to the emergency scenario likely to occur. Maintaining and storing emergency equipment can be critical to survival in a mining emergency.

AMSJ provides content on the equipment and its application in the mining emergency life cycle.

Mine sites must also consider having sufficient equipment available and operationally ready to deliver the objectives of the emergency response plan.

The type of items that the mining operation will require is determined by the risk assessment process and the size and nature of the operation.

Equipment considerations may include breathing apparatus, work at height equipment, confined spaces equipment, fire fighting equipment, HAZMAT equipment together with a range of personal protective equipment to support the specific emergencies likely to be encountered on the mining operation.

early breathing apparatus

Breathing apparatus in mining | Don’t hold your breath

Food, clothing and shelter may be the basic needs of humankind, but they pale in comparison to our most essential need of all; the need to breathe. Breathing apparatus can be fundamental to survival...

Emergency refuge chamber

Strata launches new emergency refuge chamber

Strata Worldwide has announced the global launch of its next generation emergency refuge chamber; the Strata ERCX. The Strata ERCX is a steel-sided, walk-in refuge chamber for use in underground...

face mask

Flame-Resistant Face Coverings Made with Nomex®

 DuPont Personal Protection today announced that face coverings made with DuPont™ Nomex® may be used along with flame-resistant (FR) garments, such as those made of Nomex®, in response to the...

Large area disinfecting canon

Large area disinfecting from Tecpro Australia

Efficiently disinfect large areas like mining warehouses, workshops and mess halls. While there’s always been a need to protect large areas from bacteria, viruses and fungi, the COVID-19 outbreak has...

Komatsu South Flank Project

Komatsu South Flank project

Komatsu has announced the deployment of an unprecedented 41 new model Komatsu 930E-5 ultra-class haul trucks, made autonomous ready, at BHP’s new South Flank iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of...

Bootu Creek Mine where a mine worker has been buried

Rescue workers scramble to find mine worker in NT

A mine emergency has continued this afternoon at the Bootu Creek NT mine following the collapse of a wall and the ‘burying of the mineworker’ A police spokesperson said a “substantial...

intrinsically safe powered air purifying respirator

Intrinsically safe powered air purifying respirator

The new Dräger X-plore 8700 (EX) powered air purifying respirator can be operated in potentially explosive atmospheres in zones 1, 2, 21, and 22. As a further addition to the existing X-plore 8000...

drones in mining CSIRO project

CSIRO Hovermap looks to make mines safer

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) latest project is the Hovermap product, a system that uses autonomous drones in mining to investigate underground areas to...