“Traditionally the work undertaken to exchange the dump body has had a high risk and weather limitations, mainly wind. The dump bodies weigh between 40 to 48 tons meaning that the operation had high risk levels. Therefore, employees are exposed to an uncontrollable and high level of risk”René Oliva, Mine Manage, Codelco Norte Chuquicamata Divison
“The Dump Body Exchange System allows us to reach our aim of no fatalities. Also, it allows to keep our workers out of the danger zone. ”Marco Lanio, Maintenance Manager, Codelco Norte Chuquicamata Division
“This equipment is an important improvement as it means a real prevention of fatalities. It eliminates the exposure of our workers to hazardous situations and allows to continue forward in this approach. With it we prevent industrial injuries”Eduardo Lara, Safety Manager, Codelco Norte Chuquicamata Division
“…In carrying out the analysis of the Dump Body Exchange System, from a safety point of view, it definitely and significantly enhances the operational risk control in comparison with the traditional system used for Dump Body replacement by Mining Companies… ”José Antonio Fernández Ubiergo, Mining Safety Expert. Sernageomin* A – Reg. Nº 18. Experto Profesional en Prevención de Riesgos – Health service- Qualified Auditor. Sernageomin*: Mining Ministry Chilean Government.
“…Therefore it can be concluded that, this system enormously reduces the risk during the Dump Body replacement process compared to the utilization of cranes. This means, it improves the occupational Health & Safety as well as prevents business losses caused by incidents…”José Antonio Fernández Ubiergo, Mining Safety Expert. Sernageomin* A – Reg. Nº 18. Experto Profesional en Prevención de Riesgos – Health service- Qualified Auditor. Sernageomin*: Mining Ministry Chilean Government.