Vertical Mining Innovation
Changing the MRC Safety Model
How do you dramatically reduce the level of risk and increase the worker safety when developing a raise or a pass with a Mechanical Raise Climber ?
By deploying the MRC Rail Runner V2 that how. Our newest release of the Rail Runner now supports gas detection with and embedded Dragger XM5000 and full 3D point cloud capability, with Georeferencing.
These features address 3 key risks with SafeSight’s MRC Rail Runner:
- Air quality at the face post blast
- Identification of any Loose
- Remove Surveyors from harms way during the development.
On the Rail
Once activated the MRC RR can be integrated into standard operating procedures at the beginning of a shift or the end or both for maximum safety.
Step 1 and Step 7 on the diagram above creates two opportunities to assess the raise. The first at the beginning of the shift to confirm the shift plan and ensure raise conditions are “known” and safe.
The second at the end of the shift can be used to execute a survey of the raise based on the last successful round.
At a rate of 3ft per minute the assessment does not put the shift plan and risk and in both cases ensures air, loose and orientation of the development are safe and on plan.
Leveraging Collective Intelligence
The video, image and point cloud data can be view on your Rail Runner tablet. The gas peak readings can be reviewed once the unit has returned to the nest. With access to your site network (underground or on surface) the data can be loaded to the MINED SIGHT portal (Step B).
The Portal provides a cloud-based solution that allows your organization to leverage oversight and expertise from anywhere at anytime.
Geotechnical and Supervisors can review and monitor best practice and safety related to:
- The rail installation
- Drill pattern
- Rail orientation
- Overall Development safety
Once in operation the MRC RR will reduce the level of risk and increase the worker safety when developing a raise or a pass with a Mechanical Raise Climber