Underground mines (particularly deep level mines)
Underground mines (particularly deep level mines) have always posed the greatest risks to safety, especially in South Africa which has been mining some of the deepest ore bodies in the world for decades. Traditionally, the greatest number of injuries have occurred in these mines – from shaft sinking through to development and mining.
Government, mining houses and contractors have all implemented a zero-tolerance policy for unsafe mining practices and the industry. At the UMS GROUP, have specialised knowledge and experience in deep level shaft sinking and we are continually looking at design and engineering enhancements, technologies, and methodologies to protect our workforce, during sinking projects as well as the mine crews who will operate the mine.