Royal Wolf Creates Safe Workplaces Underground
Miners operating heavy machinery from control stations 300 metres underground and in 30 degree heat are working in safer and more comfortable conditions with the introduction of Royal Wolf minicube containers as work stations.
Remote Control Technologies (RCT) has transformed the containers into TeleRemote Cabins by fitting them with heavy duty electronics, air conditioning and an inbuilt barrier system, transforming the minicube into a remote control station for operators to use across both above and underground mining applications.
“Our minicube product is 2.3m by 2.3m and is made from solid steel. Comparable products on the market use standardised wood-based flooring. The steel floors of the minicube provide a significant advantage offering better protection for the mining operators.” said Chris Markey, Royal Wolf’s WA Regional General Manager.
“It’s important that our employees feel safe and secure when working in the challenging conditions of the mines. The TeleRemote cabin, made using Royal Wolf’s minicubes, can withstand the harshest of mining conditions, whilst providing the operator with the comfort of working in a station style set up,” said Craig Buchanan National Sales and Marketing Manager Remote Control Technologies.
“Each control cabin can move up to one hundred times in its lifetime, so the robust nature of the container and its ability to be relocated easily makes Royal Wolf’s minicubes the perfect solution for the confined spaces we work in.
“We believe it is essential to provide our workers with a comfortable environment. Control systems can be managed from the back of a 4WD but we’ve found operators prefer to work from the cabins as they tend to be more comfortable.
“Remote Control Technologies has been a long term client of Royal Wolf, with an ongoing relationship spanning over 10 years. Royal Wolf’s shipping containers give us peace of mind for our workers as we know their strength and durability stands up to the challenging conditions of the mines year after year,” added Craig.