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Safety-rated lockout system wins plaudits at IMII innovation awards

Sudbury-based SafeBox has won the International Mineral Innovation Institute (IMII) Innovation Award for Best Safety Innovation Product.

This award, presented on behalf of IMII and the Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum, follows a nomination by EECOL Electric.

Gabriel Janakaraj, Business Development Manager for SafeBox, said: “We at SafeBox and Ionic are excited to receive this award.

“As a new initiative, this is an incredible milestone and one that will motivate us to continue innovating in the mining industry and beyond. This is a great example of how something that seems simple on paper can not only increase production performance but spark a revolution in how we approach occupational safety.”

Andre Dumais, President of Ionic Mechatronics, added: “It’s an honour to receive this award. We want to provide organisations with a safer and more efficient way to complete energy isolation procedures. Safety and innovation are at the core of SafeBox, and this award highlights that we are on the right track.”

SafeBox is a safety-rated lockout system that mechanically isolates various energy sources from a single location. This system provides an innovative approach for a safer, more efficient, and effective lockout and tagout process, according to the company.

SafeBox is manufactured in Canada, and its development is supported by Ionic Mechatronics.

Symboticware and SafeBox to collaborate on mine safety initiative

Symboticware has announced a partnership with SafeBox to help mining customers safely drive production “during a time where controlling and managing a wide range of hazards is critical for mine safety”.

Symboticware focuses on standardised information-based technology to enhance productivity, sustainability, profitability and safety through real-time data management solutions, while SafeBox is a safety technology company offering, it says, the safest energy isolation solution currently on the market.

SafeBox is an electronic lockout device which safely isolates electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic sources of energy from a single location. It was engineered with the men and women of the industry to provide the safest method to de-energise complex, distributed industrial systems, the company said.

“The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) violations has ranked in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s top 10 list in the past 20 years,” Symboticware said. “This partnership will help facilitate a much-needed change, and continue to strengthen the companies’ ability to help customers focus on safety.”

Kirk Petroski, President and CEO of Symboticware, said: “Our customers rely heavily on technology innovations as their safety requirements continue to evolve. This partnership with SafeBox allows us to continue building awareness of important safety solutions for the mining industry.”

Andre Dumas, GM at Ionic Mechatronics, parent company to SafeBox, said: “Leveraging the location of their Tucson-based headquarters, our partnership will help introduce SafeBox to the southwest US and Mexico.

“Symboticware understands technology and all the intricacies of linking the right technology to an industrial challenge. We are hopeful that the mining community in the region will understand the role that SafeBox can play in their organisation and the value that Symboticware will bring to its implementation.”