WHAT IS A REFUGE CHAMBER?
The characteristics that underground mines normally present constitute potential risks to the health and life of the people who operate within them, to which due importance must be given. Among these risks that can arise we have, for example, landslides, leaks of toxic gases from chemical products or uncontrolled emissions of Diesel, as well as possibilities of fires, among others. In all these cases, it is necessary for staff to have a safe place to take refuge in order to preserve their health and life. In this way, refuge chambers are created, which are resistant and hermetic enclosures with autonomy of operation, which guarantee the survival of a certain group of workers, both in breathable air and in food and water for several days. They are an alternative for survival when the escape from the mine in the event of any emergency is not possible and must remain safe in closed areas located near the work, where their location is known and georeferenced in the map that is in the power of their area. of security, being his imminent rescue and directed to that place.