Mining & Resources

Exploration | Construction | Coal Mine | Mineral Mine | Quarry | Smelter | Processing Plant

As mining and resource companies operate in remote locations, site safety is of the highest priority. TechRentals provides a range of solutions that improve safety while also having products that meet the needs of a flexible workforce that’s focused on productivity.

Noise Cancellation
Radio messages need to be heard the first time, even in noisy environments. TechRentals provides Motorola radios with the highest level of noise cancelling so that regardless of whether you are next to plant equipment or near loud machinery, your message will get through with clarity the first time.

Rugged Design
Mining work is primarily outdoors in all types of weather conditions. TechRentals supplies Motorola radios that have an IP67 rating, meaning they are dust and water resistant, and their battery life is up to 28 hours so they will continue to run throughout the whole working day.

All Call
With staff operating on different channels, it is vital that important messages, such as a blast, get through quickly and to everyone simultaneously. TechRentals can provide radios with All Call functionality that brings all radio users onto the same message.

Immediate Equipment Replacements
Any downtime or loss of productivity is detrimental to the site. If you purchase a radio that becomes faulty or damaged and needs to be sent away to the manufacturer for repair, it may take 3- 4 weeks before it is returned. What are your options while it is being repaired?

1. Buy another unit at considerable cost?
2. A worker has no radio meaning they are less productive and are at greater safety risk of an incident?

TR offers immediate replacement of all our equipment, regardless of whether it’s faulty or damaged, reducing your downtime and ensuring that site safety and productivity are maintained.

On Site Projects
During projects like turnarounds and shut downs, external contractors come onto site and are required to use suitable radio communications. TechRentals can quickly provide radios to the mine or to the contractors to cover the project, which is much more economical than purchasing or having contractors without radios.

Site Emergency Systems
If there is an incident, it’s crucial that site management is notified immediately. TechRentals provides site emergency systems that not only notify management but that can also be activated to sound an alarm or provide announcements via a PA system, increasing evacuation efficiency.

Vehicle-Worker Safety
On any site, one of the most hazardous areas is workers operating around a plant or small vehicles. TechRentals provides an easy to deploy vehicle-mounted system (Sensor Zone) that alerts the driver when a worker is in close proximity while also alerting the worker of the hazard.

Remote Voice/Tracking
With workers in remote parts of the mine site, it is vital that they are safe. Suitable communications are integral to building confidence in workers. TechRentals offers a range of remote communications solutions including satellite phones for voice communications backed up with SOS and GPS tracking services.

Remote Data
Whether a project is in exploration phase or on the edge of an existing mine, remote workforces need to stay connected to the internet and be able to send information in real time, and not have to wait until they are back in 3G/ 4G coverage areas. Satellite Data terminals allow workers to email and access the internet.

Management Software
Real time data is becoming increasingly important to businesses. Having as much information as possible from one source, on one screen is what businesses need. TechRentals provides management software which is an all-in-one solution with the following benefits:

  • Voice & Messaging Dispatch allows the control room operator to talk and message radio users through a PC, laptop, or tablet, removing bulky radios from work areas.
  • Voice Recording allows the control room operations and management to replay messages during important scenarios for review.
  • Private Calling allows control room operations to call one radio user without disrupting others.
  • GPS Tracking can track staff movement in real time.
  • Machine Alarm Monitoring & Job Ticketing allows the control operators to send a job ticket to the nearest maintenance worker (utilising GPS tracking) so that machines are bought back on line as quickly as possible.
  • Worker Alerts such as duress, lone worker, and man down can be sent directly to the control room for action. Utilising GPS tracking, they can find the worker and allocate emergency staff to their location quickly.
  • Exclusion Zones can be set up around the site and alerts can be sent to the control room if a radio user enters this area.