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ONGOING EVOLUTION KEEPS BOOYCO PDS AS FIT FOR PURPOSE

In line with the Mine Health and Safety Act’s regulations on machinery and equipment, the onus is on mines to ensure that their proximity detection systems (PDSs) are ‘fit for purpose’ when it comes to preventing collisions between trackless mobile machines (TMMs) and pedestrians. In terms of the 2015 gazetted regulations, the employer must take

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HOW BOOYCO USE OF VLF TECHNOLOGY MAKES MINES SAFER

The application of very low frequency (VLF) technology in the development of underground safety equipment has been an important step towards achieving the mining sector’s objective of zero harm, according to Booyco Electronics engineer and developer Frank Schommer. Booyco Electronics began developing collision warning systems over a dozen years ago, using VLF technology to build

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BOOYCO LEADS THE PACK AS PDS #5,000 GOES INTO WITBANK COAL MINE

As South Africa’s leader in terms of the largest deployment of proximity detection systems (PDS) in the mining sector, Booyco Electronics has celebrated another massive landmark: its 5,000th PDS installation. Getting to this point has taken years of commitment to customers, and a dedication to developing leading edge products that are reliable and fit-for-purpose, according

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BOOYCO PDS DEMONSTRATES COMPLIANCE AT SACEA DAY

There remains an ongoing need to inform and educate the mining industry as a whole in terms of compliance to the legislated requirements as well as the correct application of Proximity Detection System (PDS) technology. This is according to Graeme Jardine, general manager field services at Booyco Electronics, who says the company was recently afforded

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SUDOR COAL INSTALLS BOOYCO FOR SAFER MINING

In pursuit of the goal of zero harm in mining, and in compliance with recent safety regulations, Mpumalanga miner Sudor Coal has implemented a state-of-the-art proximity detection system (PDS) from market leader Booyco Electronics at its Weltevreden operation.

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MINES MUST CHOOSE PDS CAREFULLY TO COMPLY WITH SAFETY LAW

While many mines consider proximity detection systems (PDS) a ‘grudge purchase’ to comply with the revised Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA), there is still considerable legal onus on both users and suppliers to ensure that all equipment is fit-for-purpose. Anton Lourens, managing director of leading PDS supplier Booyco Electronics, emphasises the importance of mines

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