Mine site safety is important. Lightning is a dangerous at mine sites. If lightning is close by some mining operations must cease which causes a loss in production. To minimize the down-time of operations an effective system must be in place.
Detecting areas that are at risk of lightning early is critical. Real-time lightning data with hourly storm tracking can speed up the decision making process for the change in weather. The injury to workers and equipment during a storm can be reduced with early warnings.
As a general rule organizations should have a procedure for lightning threats.
- 20-40 miles (30-60 km) away – Be careful
- 10-20 miles (16-30 km) away – Be alert
- 0-10 miles (0-16 km) away – Seek shelter, avoiding open areas
Minimize production delays and improve mine site safety!
Reduce production down-time and improve the safety of workers with real-time lightning data and alerts.