The system is designed to warn Provides the required the underground workforce directional guidance toagainst an impending danger in escapees under conditions the aftermath of fires and of limited or zero visibility explosions Revolutionary warning system Guides escapees to the• • facilitating the refuge bay or other place effective evacuation of personnel of safety under conditions of from mines limited/zero visibility Safe and reliable evacuation Provides effective• • system directional guidance Gives workplace an extra 20 or Forms an integral part of• • more minutes to evacuate in any mine escape strategy an orderly manner • Highly cost effective Works on the principle of releasing• • Easy to install a very powerful, easily identified citrus smell into the working section(s) affected, not the whole mine• Smell is non-nauseating Smell lasts for four hours after• release WHEN LIVES ARE AT STAKE - FROM STOPE TO SURFACE
DEMONSTRATION OF THE FRONTLINE SYSTEM Co Monitor activating A Frontline system No of Roads Width Height Quantity Velocity Distance Escape time Intakes 5 6.5 3.8 70 0.57 638 18.8Returns 2 6.5 3.8 70 1.42 506 6.0 Frontline System activated Total Time 24.7 by Co Monitor at ATime from section to Ref Bay at an Distance to R/Bay Safe escape time/ MinAverage walking speed of: 1.1 m/s 506 7.67
Additional services to be rendered to participating mines1. Adherence to Emergency COP and the application thereof.2. Lamp room instrument checks3. Control room and Medical Facility preparedness4. Physical escape using guide ropes5. Employees knowledge concerning Emergencies and Escape6. Condition of and distance to refuge bays7. Employee training regarding Frontline and S.C.S.R.8. Report to mine management9. Physical assistance in the event of actual rescues at surface rescue bay sites by means of fully equipped trailer Ie. Radio’s, Underground cameras ,winch ,portable telephones ,cold drinks ,food stuffs etc..
• Physical Demonstration• Questions and Discussion