Buy or Hire Refuge Chambers at very affordable prices
With over 15 years of experience and over 400 active refuge chambers in the global mining market, Bost Group has the experience and knowledge required to save your operation considerably over the life of our refuge chamber whilst making no compromises on safety.
Our unique design is engineered with Safety, simplicity, and serviceability as our core focus.
Featuring both manual and digital gas monitoring systems, a highly effective and compact air scrubbing system, Simple activation of the chambers features as well as optional CCTV
video surveillance, two-way video communication, Video surveillance, and full network
connectivity. Our chambers are designed, built, and serviced from Perth, Western Australia under ISO 9001, 14001, and 45001.
Some Photos of our Refuge Chambers
We have a wide range of Refuge Chambers available for rent
Along with our standard sizes refuge chambers 4,6,8,12,16,20 and 30 people capacities, we also offer compact designs such as our ultra-compact 4 and 12-person chambers both 1500cm Wide for narrow drive mines as well as offering Segmented chambers for sites with access problems. Alternatively if you have something else in mind or a unique situation we can customize designs to suit your application.
All of our designs feature simplified activation during an emergency event while additional compressed air supplies are provided to ensure that the provision of safe and clean breathing air is uncompromised at all times during operation. Whilst manual and digital gas detection systems continuously monitor the internal atmosphere, alarming occupants of toxic gas and oxygen deficiencies both visually and acoustically.
Unique features of Bost Refuge Chambers:
- Compact Design
- Strongest Chamber Shell on the Market
- Compact Air Management System Increasing space inside the chamber
- Simple to Maintain
- Simple to Repair
Other features and options
- Digital Gas Detection
- Remote Monitoring and Video Surveillance
- Removable IT Hitch (Increasing lifetime of Chamber Shell)
- Upgradable Battery standby time
- Customisable designs
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Frequently Asked Questions
These chambers are an important safety measure to protect workers from hazardous conditions such as fire, explosion, gas leaks, or other emergencies that may occur in underground mining or tunnelling operations. The use of refuge chambers is mandated by many regulatory agencies and is an integral part of mine safety plans.
1- Ventilation system: The refuge chamber must have a ventilation system that can provide fresh air to the occupants and remove any toxic gases or smoke that may have entered the chamber.
2- Air supply: The refuge chamber should have a supply of breathable air that is sufficient to sustain the occupants for several hours.
3- Communication system: The refuge chamber must have a reliable communication system that allows the occupants to communicate with the surface or the outside world.
4- Lighting: The refuge chamber should have adequate lighting to allow the occupants to see and move around inside the chamber.
5- Seating and bedding: The refuge chamber should have seating and bedding to allow the occupants to rest and wait for rescue.
6- Seating and bedding: The refuge chamber should have seating and bedding to allow the occupants to rest and wait for rescue.
7- Water supply: The refuge chamber should have a supply of potable water for drinking and other uses.
8- First aid supplies: The refuge chamber should have a basic first aid kit to provide medical assistance to the occupants in case of injuries or illnesses.
9- Fire suppression equipment: The refuge chamber should have fire suppression equipment such as fire extinguishers to allow the occupants to put out small fires.
10- Emergency food supplies: The refuge chamber should have emergency food supplies to sustain the occupants for several hours or days.
However, most refuge chambers are designed and built to last for many years, typically 10 to 15 years or more, with regular maintenance and inspections. It's important to note that refuge chambers are designed to be used as a last resort during emergency situations, and they are not intended to be used on a regular basis.
Regular use of the refuge chamber can increase wear and tear on the components and reduce its expected lifetime. Therefore, it's essential to have a regular maintenance and inspection schedule in place to ensure that the refuge chamber is always in good working condition and ready for use in case of an emergency.
Refuge chambers can be used in various types of underground mines, including metal mines, coal mines, salt mines, and other mineral mines. The decision to install refuge chambers in a mine is based on the risk assessment and evaluation of the specific mine site, including the geology, mining methods, and the potential for emergencies. It's worth noting that refuge chambers are not suitable for all types of mines.
For example, in some mines, such as shallow mines or mines with easy access to the surface, it may be more practical to evacuate the workers to the surface in the event of an emergency rather than relying on refuge chambers. Therefore, the decision to install refuge chambers in a mine should be based on a comprehensive risk assessment and evaluation of the specific mine site and the potential hazards that may be present.