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Why moving more people with more safety is vital for the mining industry

The mining industry is under constant scrutiny and pressure to ensure the safety of site workers. With so many risks at so many levels, it can be easy to overlook something as simple as the vehicles that transport workers around mine sites. In this article we will talk about how choosing the right vehicles can not only save lives but produce a range of other benefits too.

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Reduced accidents

Between 2011 and 2020, vehicle interaction was the second highest cause of mining deaths after mechanical crushes. They accounted for 17 of the 86 recorded mining deaths in Australia. When you can move more people in one vehicle it reduces the time pressure of having to make multiple return journeys. When drivers are less rushed, they are also less likely to make errors of judgement that may result in accidents. In addition to this, vehicles that are specifically customised to suit the often challenging terrain on and around mine sites are less likely to have accidents caused by equipment failure.

Reduced downtime and maintenance costs

A vehicle that is equipped to handle whatever a mining location throws at it is also one that has reduced downtime and associated maintenance costs.

At Bus4x4, we customise each vehicle to be suited to mining conditions. The high ground clearance on our vehicles limits damage caused by loose debris and the high and low range 4×4 gears ensure that you’ll be able to get where you need to go no matter the terrain. With a whole host of other safety additions, you can trust that our vehicles will keep your team moving and get them where they need to be when they need to be there.

Bus4x4 vehicles are converted to meet the highest of standards around the world. You’ll never need to worry whether the vehicles you hire or buy from us are compliant. As part of your hire, the vehicles will be regularly inspected in line with all Workplace Health and Safety requirements. All vehicles also include safety additions such as bullbars and towbars, headlights, internal and external rollover protection systems, high-vis signage, suspension upgrades, locator beacons, reversing alarms and cameras, and much more.

Environmental impact reduction

By reducing the number of vehicles required to transport your people from A to B, you ultimately use less fuel, cause less wear and tear on vehicles, and produce less carbon emissions. When you extrapolate the data out over months and years, that can make a significant reduction in your environmental impact.


Reduced overall costs
With Bus4x4 hire options, you will be able to scale up or down as required so you aren’t paying to run a full bus when you have limited passengers or having to run multiple vehicles when a bus would me more suitable. Add that to the reduced fuel costs, labour costs, and maintenance costs, and it’s easy to see how moving more people safely is vital for the mining industry.

If you are looking for a solution to move more people around your mine site, give us a call at Bus4x4 to chat about your requirements and how we can provide a tailored solution to your needs.

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