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20 Years of Safe Refuge

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Over 40,000 people rely on our refuge chambers every day to keep them safe from potential hazards in the workplace.

This page is dedicated to each and every person around the world who has needed to use a MineARC Refuge Chamber during a crisis. You are the reason we strive to improve. You are the reason we come to work every day. We want you to be part of our story.

To commemorate MineARC’s 20th anniversary, we hope to recount real-life experiences with our refuge chambers and safe havens. We have put together a short questionnaire requesting details from those who have encountered the feeling of being in a refuge chamber during an incident. By sharing your story, you will help others better prepare for an emergency, improve training, and drive awareness and public understanding of the vital role that refuge chambers play in heavy industry.

Terry Watts
Australia

“There were 6 of us inside the chamber for about 8 hours… I tried to lighten the mood by telling jokes, while also wondering what was happening on the surface. Although I kept thinking about my family.”

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Terry’s Story

“The hazard was a truck fire, although it is unclear at this stage how it occurred. I was asked by the shift supervisor to go and investigate a possible fire, but as I left my level and started travelling up the decline, the smoke was too thick. I immediately made my way to the closest chamber…

…I began to tell jokes, a simple form of distraction to try and lighten the mood. There were a couple of younger guys in the chamber, so I tried to remain strong, never letting on what was racing through my mind – what is happening on the surface, why have we been here for so long. Honestly, I was afraid; I kept thinking about my family. My wife. And my kids.”

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Share Your Story With Us

By sharing your story, you will help others better prepare for an emergency, improve training, and drive awareness and public understanding of the vital role that refuge chambers play in heavy industry.

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Hear From Others

Uncover stories from the inspiring and growing community across the globe.

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Encourage Your Colleagues to Participate

Sharing your experiences takes just a few courageous people. If you know someone who has a story to tell, who can teach others by telling their tale, encourage them to participate.

Share Your Experiences 

At MineARC we are in the business of saving lives, our chambers are there to be used on that bad day – when something goes wrong. While we hope that our chambers never need to be used, they have on many occasions; protecting personnel during those terrifying moments and ensuring that at the end of the day they get to return home to their families. You are the heart of our operations.

We ask you to please take a moment to share with us and others your experience. The questionnaire should take approximately 15 minutes to complete; please add as much detail as are you are comfortable.

Thank you for taking the time to share your story. For further information, please contact us.

YOUR STORY COUNTS. 
You can also download the real-life experiences form to complete offline and email to our team.
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