From the mouth of Western Australia’s very own first female apprentice electrician in the mining sector, I can tell you exactly how a dome shelter can make a miner’s life so much easier in the workplace.
The life of a mine site is always changing its weight, shape and overall design layout. Due to this, cash is constantly thrown into an ever changing maze of infrastructures and walkways. With a dome shelter, miners do not need to fret as they are easy to uninstall and relocate. Most mines share the same viewpoint on things needing to be temporary but also permanent to an extent. Due to this, many companies end up spending millions of dollars to build permanent structures only to then tear them down and start over again at a new location.
The beauty of a dome shelter is that not only is it easy to install and uninstall and relocated, it is easy to transport. Built with the users need to for ease of use in mind, the dome shelter is perfect as both a temporary and permanent solution. It is also has the added benefit of having a 25 year design life just for those who practically live at work. Small team of guys and a couple of beers later and you have a shelter solution that moves as easily as if it were on wheels. Cost friendly just for a nice added benefit.
Quite often the smaller mine sites are more remote than those of their larger company counterparts. Due to this, these sites have a lack of infrastructure and power capabilities. A dome shelter comes in handy especially for sites such as these with its storage capabilities that double as office blocks and workshops as well as a steady stream of light that provides full days’ worth of work without ever needing to flick a light switch. The material used for the shelters allows light to flow through without being blinding. This saves miners on power costs which is especially beneficial to those on smaller sites with less access to basic amenities.
A common design is that of a container mounted style which allows for plenty of storage and housing facilities. Due to the containers doubling as footings for the shelter, no ground works are needed to be done prior to erecting the dome on any site. This saves miners plenty of time during moves and set ups.
Dome shelters also have the fun inclusion of being composed of small components that aid in the ease of transport and install. Often compared to an IKEA flatpack, a couple of guys and a sunny day is you all you need, and you have yourself a shelter. As well as easy to use, dome shelter covers are also modular. Their uses are practically endless. From storage to lunch bars to office blocks, dome shelters have been used to cater to various mine sites through being used as both workshops and fuelling stations. In the end, it is easy to see the benefits a dome shelter brings to life on a mine site and how much easier it is to adapt to an ever changing mine site lifestyle.