Improving safety in and effective, cost-efficient way is a never ending challenge for everyone working in the mining industry. When it comes to road vehicle safety on site, standard roadside reflectors used on mines in Australia and around the world are currently the most cost-effective option for marking roads and road conditions.
While these standard roadside reflector products are fairly inexpensive to purchase, they come with a hidden on-going cost: the cost of keeping them clean.
Whether working on a site that’s rainy and cold or hot and dusty, a standard roadside reflector requires near constant on-going cleaning, as mud, dirt and other debris is continuously thrown on the reflectors.
On any haul road with trucks and equipment running 24/7, delineators require an endless cycle of manual cleaning, necessitating cleaning crews. With large sites frequently using between 10,000-15,000 roadside reflectors, these ongoing cleaning costs are extremely high.
Even with full time cleaning crews, standard roadside reflectors are perpetually becoming dirty, limiting their effectiveness and reducing road safety.
The cleaning teams also face work health & safety issues as they work side-by-side large equipment all hours of the day and night.
While these cleaning crews are on the ground, site productivity is decreased to ensure that strict safety procedures are followed to ensure crew safety. This loss in productivity can lead to significantly lower output from the entire site.
The Spinflector self-cleaning roadside reflector is an innovative solution that improves site road safety while greatly reducing costs and improving the rate of production.
Perfectly suited for the mining industry and tested on-site in Australia, the Spinflector self-cleaning roadside reflector is perfect for even the roughest site conditions.
Fully wind powered, Spinflector reflectors require no grid power or water to enable their self-cleaning.
Testing in full mining conditions at an active mine, exposed to Australia’s toughest conditions, Spinflector prototypes have run with no required manual cleaning for stretches of more than 5 months.