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.

Posted by Daniel Gleeson – www.im-mining.com

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