Industry type: Underground mining operation
Workshop: 5 bays
Installation type: New concrete pit in 1 bay
Pit length: 15m
EWP: Standard platform height
Platform floor: Grated (upright metal bar) for “wet pit” operation
The mechanics requested a pit for the proposed new workshop to enable them to work under the company’s range of large underground machinery. With the mine’s strict safety regime to be met, the hazards of an open workshop pit had to be addressed. After a thorough review, the EWP was approved as it demonstrated to significantly reduce the hazards associated with the proposed workshop pit.
LGL also use the “wet pit” operation as it facilitates the fastest turnaround for vehicle servicing, and avoids the hazards of staff physically handling waste fluids. The EWP, with a grated platform surface, was ideal to enable the continuation of this efficient operation.
Note: A “wet-pit” operation is where waste fluids (eg oils & lubricants) are drained directly into the base of the pit and then pumped into a holding tank to be treated prior to disposal.