Quarrying and Mining Safety Solutions
Safety in the Quarrying and Mining Industry
We provide a range of highly advanced, sophisticated safety solutions for the quarrying and mining industry. Each one is designed to exacting standards to reduce the risk of damage to assets or equipment, and most importantly, to protect human health and safety.
According to the HSE, 40% of fatal accidents on quarry sites are caused by moving vehicles, and 70% of all collisions occur at low speed because of poor visibility. Products like our 360° Mobile CCTV System and Rear View Camera both help to reduce the risk of these sorts of collisions by extending the driver’s field of awareness around their vehicle.
That’s especially useful in the tightly-spaced, often busy worksites, where drivers will be operating in close proximity to other large vehicles and vulnerable on-foot workers.
In addition to mitigating for vehicle blindspots common to mobile plant machinery, our systems have also been designed to cut through the many environmental factors that can affect driver awareness on quarrying and mining sites – such as limited vision due to terrain, dust, weather, low light and darkness, or limited hearing due to heavy machinery or traffic operating nearby.
We work with some of the most reputable construction and plant businesses in the industry, identifying their individual needs to ensure all their vehicles are fully equipped with the most effective safety technology.
Issues in the quarry and mining industry
The quarrying and mining industry remains one of the most dangerous sectors in the UK, with thousands of workers reporting injuries every year. Some of these, sadly, are even fatal.
Some of the most serious safety risks in the quarrying and mining industry include:
- Collisions due to blind spots
- Collisions due to poor visibility – bad weather, darkness, smoke
- Reversing accidents with pedestrians
- Workers being struck by vehicles due to reduce hearing by wearing ear defenders
- Manoeuvring in tight spaces
Those in the industry also regularly deal with a host of additional issues that don’t always pose quite so much of an immediate safety risk, but can be costly and time-consuming to manage nonetheless:
- Vehicle damage
- Reversing alarm complaints
- Risk of theft
Solutions for Quarry and Mining Industry
We offer a comprehensive range of safety solutions here at Vision Techniques, each one designed to mitigate or resolve a specific danger or hazard, many of which are daily challenges for the quarrying and mining industry. Our solutions include:
How Vision Techniques can help
Our team has decades of specialist experience behind them, spanning across a range of sectors. This gives us a comprehensive knowledge of specific hazards that may be endangering your assets, your premises, or most importantly, human health and safety. We draw on this considerable pool of collective expertise to identify and recommend the best systems and solutions for you, helping to close any safety gaps in your operations, with a view towards reducing accidents to zero.
- 30 years of market-leading expertise.
- Innovation second to none
- Fully managed service
- Dedicated technical support
- Qualified engineers for installation
- Bespoke tailored products and service
- SO9001 accredited and award-winning recognition.
We can help:
- Reduce accidents
- Provide a safe working environment
- Lower insurance costs
- Put more vehicles in operation
- Deter thieves
- Provide full vehicle security surveillance
- Meet health and safety requirements
- Provide peace of mind for both managers and workers