How Important is The Safety of Your Workers?
Working in the mining, energy and resources sector poses unique safety challenges.
Not only can it be a tough and unforgiving environment but there are risks at almost every step, including:
the potential to slip, trip and fall – causing injuries, loss of productivity and insurance claims
working at heights, on large vehicles and in confined spaces – often surrounded by machines, potentially dangerous equipment and high voltages
negotiating steep stairs and ladders
challenging conditions, including wet areas and underground work in dark or low-lit spaces.
At KAG Safety Rails, we know that you can’t afford second-rate safety equipment that puts your workers and business at risk every day.
We focus on getting the crucial safety ‘basics’ right, so you can focus on the job with confidence. Our breakthrough solutions deliver what you need, when you need it most – including proven, superior grip to ensure stability and prevent falls. They include the world-first KAG Safety Rail which can be used as its name suggests and for grab rails, ladder rails and hand rails.
We produce exceptionally strong products and develop clever ways to make complex jobs easier and safer – such as fiber-optic lighting built into railings and balustrades to improve visibility underground.
Continuous Safety for Miners
Client: Precision Maintenance QLD
Real safety issues
Precision Maintenance had experienced numerous safety incidents, with operators slipping on the Continuous Miner Machine platform.
The platform’s ‘standard’ handrail provided little grip, causing a number of miners to fall to the floor and causing a broken finger.
Precision Mining identified a number of necessary improvements, including a more effective and versatile handrail design. This was a critical and urgent need for all machines, given the clear safety issues and differing heights, shapes and materials.
Inspired safety solutions
Customised yellow KAG Safety Rails were the perfect solution – offering superior grip, improved safety and suitability for all three Continuous Miner Machines.
Consistently positive feedback from all operators using the handrails.
Reduced maintenance costs and holding of ‘spares’ due to consistency between machines.