SPINETECTOR SAFETY VEST
Designed to reduce the force of impact caused by rock fall in mining operations on the spinal cord & the rib.
THE NEED FOR SPINETECTOR SAFETY VEST IN MINING & CONSTRUCTION The current existing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the market covers most of the basic human parts prone to injuries which include a helmet for the head, safety boots, flame resistant overalls, gloves, goggles and knee pads. Notwithstanding the above mentioned protective equipment, the crucial upper part of the human body such as the spinal cord and rib cage have no dedicated protection. The gap exists on the market for a product which is dedicated to protect the spinal cord, the rib cage and kidneys. The need has been validated through intensive market research in the target market. According to the 2017/2018 Annual Report of the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate, the accident statistics indicated that fatalities and injuries continue to pose a challenge for the mining industry. The majority of miners in gold and platinum mines work underground, putting them at greater risk for injuries and fatalities. WHAT IS SPINETECTOR? Spinetector is an upper body safety costume designed to lessen or eliminate injuries caused by rock-fall, impact of heavy machinery and tools on the spinal cord of the vertebral column, shoulder section, kidneys as well as the rib cage to be worn by workers in mining and high risk construction companies.
Current Progress One sample of a proof of concept has been developed and we are currently producing more samples for testing. The test will assist to establish requirements and parameters that will be expected for testing the jacket to meet the SABS/ISO requirements (Mining Industry Regulation).
SPINETECTOR
SAFETY VEST
Designed to reduce the force of impact caused by rock fall in mining operations on the spinal cord & the rib.
THE NEED FOR SPINETECTOR SAFETY VEST IN MINING & CONSTRUCTION The current existing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the market covers most of the basic human parts prone to injuries which include a helmet for the head, safety boots, flame resistant overalls, gloves, goggles and knee pads. Notwithstanding the above mentioned protective equipment, the crucial upper part of the human body such as the spinal cord and rib cage have no dedicated protection. The gap exists on the market for a product which is dedicated to protect the spinal cord, the rib cage and kidneys. The need has been validated through intensive market research in the target market. According to the 2017/2018 Annual Report of the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate, the accident statistics indicated that fatalities and injuries continue to pose a challenge for the mining industry. The majority of miners in gold and platinum mines work underground, putting them at greater risk for injuries and fatalities. WHAT IS SPINETECTOR? Spinetector is an upper body safety costume designed to lessen or eliminate injuries caused by rock-fall, impact of heavy machinery and tools on the spinal cord of the vertebral column, shoulder section, kidneys as well as the rib cage to be worn by workers in mining and high risk construction companies.
Current Progress One sample of a proof of concept has been developed and we are currently producing more samples for testing. The test will assist to establish requirements and parameters that will be expected for testing the jacket to meet the SABS/ISO requirements (Mining Industry Regulation).