DMP emphasises importance of refuge chamber safety

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) is worried some underground refuge chambers may not have been maintained properly and will not be able to work appropriately

DMP emphasises importance of refuge chamber safety DMP emphasises importance of refuge chamber safety DMP emphasises importance of refuge chamber safety DMP emphasises importance of refuge chamber safety DMP emphasises importance of refuge chamber safety

Interior of a refuge chamber during underground emergency response training. Photo: Stata Worldwide

Its 2013 guideline on underground refuge chambers is that each chamber have a design operating capacity of no less than 36 hours for occupants when operating as a standalone unit.