Should You Have Mine Spec Materials Handling Products in Your Workplace?

Should You Have Mine Spec Materials Handling Products in Your Workplace?
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24 Dec 2018

There’s fewer worksites in Australia tougher than the mines. Mines require tools and equipment known as ‘mine spec’ – short for ‘up to mine specifications’. Mine spec tools and products need to be built tough for harsh conditions. But does that mean you should you invest in them for your workplace? Yes, we think so. Here’s why:

1.They’re More Versatile

A gold mine will be different to that of a tin mine or bauxite mine; therefore, mine spec equipment not only has to be tough enough for all of these different applications, but it also has to be adaptable for different types of ore or conditions – underground mines vs. open cut mines, for example. Whether you work in warehousing, retail, medical, or any other industries, mine spec materials handling equipment will work for you. In addition to the products already being of a high standard they can be fitted with different attachments for additional safety or utility.


2.They’re More Durable

Though you wouldn’t want to intentionally unnecessarily put your materials handling equipment through the ringer, mine spec products are designed to exceed Australian Standards, and will last longer than comparable equipment. If your industry isn’t in the mining or heavy construction industry, it’s likely that your mine spec products will last far beyond their non-mine spec counterparts. A slightly higher investment today will most likely mean less costs in terms of replacement and maintenance in the medium- to long-term. The mine spec product will definitely be able to withstand all the scrapes and knocks of everyday use, and will last beyond any regular spec materials handling equipment that you can think of.


3.Their Quality is More than Assured

Since there’s versatility and durability baked into all types of mine spec materials handling products such as lifters, forklift attachments, scissor lifts, drum handling equipment and other pallet or heavy load handlers, with the correct supplier the quality of all the products you choose – no matter what – will be above and beyond anything else in the market. Mine spec, as we’ve mentioned, is built extraordinarily tough, rigged for maximum safety. Bringing an additional peace of mind; you can trust that your equipment won’t fail at critical times, nor will it be the primary cause of accidents or incidents due to overuse or fatigue. Once you purchase your mine spec equipment, the company card will gather dust for a long time to come (at least when it comes to replacement, anyway!).


Pictured: Mine Spec WERKS Pallet Cages – Zinc

Where to Find Mine Spec Materials Handling Products

Backsafe Australia carries a range of mine spec materials handling products suitable for not only the mining industry but a range of different industries. If you’re interested in purchasing some mine spec equipment don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can contact us on 1300 305 314.

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