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WHERE SAFETY MEETS YOUR BLAST SCHEDULE

Where difficult conditions exist and your nearest exit is kilometres away, Crew Companion is the answer for the safety of your staff: a scalable and customisable personnel monitoring solution specifically designed to meet your organisation’s safety needs in the mining industry. Ensure your underground and open-pit operations are visible and therefore manageable – all in line with the most advanced HSE and business requirements.

If you are looking for a reliable proven alternative to manual access and exit routines in mines, want to improve your blasting performance at the same time, and increase overall efficiency, why not benefit from an automated solution that delivers all personnel location data in one dashboard? Developed specifically to address the complex demands of the mining industry, Crew Companion delivers an automated safety system that combines flexible hardware and software. It offers real-time information on your staff's location exactly when and where you need it.

 

MANAGE YOUR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS PROFESSIONALLY

You as the operator of a large mine know best how difficult and stressful it can be to precisely locate your entire workforce in time with the blast schedule. Harsh environments like mines are places where safety matters most. Blocked tunnels, disrupted communication lines and blackouts will make an evacuation a chaotic nightmare even for a well-trained team. Locating employees in a timely manner is crucial.

Maintain visibility of all your staff members at all times during operations. Built according to strict industry guidelines and drawing on best practices, Crew Companion enables effective and reliable operations without needing any human interaction in day-to-day situations, as well as emergencies.

That’s how we designed Crew Companion:

  • Real time headcount underground
  • Mobile identity check
  • Modular solution designed to meet your individual needs
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MANAGE YOUR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS PROFESSIONALLY

You as the operator of a large mine know best how difficult and stressful it can be to precisely locate your entire workforce in time with the blast schedule. Harsh environments like mines are places where safety matters most. Blocked tunnels, disrupted communication lines and blackouts will make an evacuation a chaotic nightmare even for a well-trained team. Locating employees in a timely manner is crucial.

Maintain visibility of all your staff members at all times during operations. Built according to strict industry guidelines and drawing on best practices, Crew Companion enables effective and reliable operations without needing any human interaction in day-to-day situations, as well as emergencies.

That’s how we designed Crew Companion:

  • Real time headcount underground
  • Mobile identity check
  • Modular solution designed to meet your individual needs

 

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Real time headcount underground

Crew Companion uses a personnel transponder that is easily carried in a pocket or around the neck. It helps the control room operator know exactly where personnel are - at all times, and to ensure they are well clear when it nears blast time. If an emergency occurs, Crew Companion lets the Operator know if people have reached designated safe areas or exited the mine.

The reliable and robust design of the solution draws on decades of on-the-job experience and close collaboration with the industry, providing you with a solution exceeding the most stringent regulatory requirements. In the event of an emergency, Crew Companion provides details on missing personnel at a glance. It shows exactly where the person was last seen, making sure assistance can be provided quickly and exactly where needed.


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MODULAR DESIGN FOR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

A fully scalable and customisable solution, Crew Companion allows you to add and remove mustering zones with minimum effort. Several thousand transponders can be added to the system, making it very scalable to fit your individual needs. It is easy to install and maintain all areas of your mine. It is the only system on the market that is intrinsically safe and doesn’t require heavy steel enclosures to meet ATEX requirements.

Crew Companion features several integrated optional modules, all built on a highly dependable backbone. Based on industry best practices, it is fully automated without the need for swiping cards or other manual actions, eliminating the risk of human error.


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Mobile Identity Check

The Mobile Identity Check feature increases safety and improves efficiency during an emergency enabling identity verification and including an offline mode to mitigate network connectivity issues. The explosion-proof system provides you with an automated headcount per mustering zone including real-time and rapid identification of missing personnel.

Crew Companion includes an access control system for all the entry and exit points of your mine which works with the same transponder worn by your personnel.

Key benefits of a proven solution…

With visibility comes insight and now you can analyse and fine-tune processes to reduce your muster times. Analyse your drills and discover the potential to improve your blast process.

Managing an emergency is naturally stressful and prone to errors. Crew Companion provides you with the data to improve your management and response in these situations. Overall, your reputation as a reliable, safety-focused mine operator will increase.

Keeps your people safe

  • Faster evacuation in an emergency, shorter drill times

  • Hands-free operation (no room for human error)

  • Explosion-proof

Makes your life easier

  • A turn-key solution including third-party integration and easy installation (plug & play)

  • The power of an active system with the footprint of a passive system, 99.999% uptime and no interference with existing wireless LAN networks

  • Intuitive user interface

Makes you work better

  • Fully automated system (no need for swiping or other manual actions)

  • Increased productivity by working closer to your scheduled blasts

  • Modular design, highly scalable, transponder feature options, audit trail

Gives you valuable insight

  • Comprehensive reporting system

  • Emergency report data

  • Remote monitoring and automated system health checks

Saves you money

  • Access control and personnel safety in one integrated system

  • Low cost of ownership

  • Low deployment and maintenance efforts, a “one-stop-shop“

WHO IS USING CREW COMPANION

Our wireless solution gives you control, enhances safety, delivers valuable insights, and makes your teamwork more efficiently. That's why underground and open-pit mines trust us to help them better utilize their resources – in Europe, the Americas, and Australia. Crew Companion is a proven solution in use by the largest mines on earth.

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