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2020-03-24

Bat Booth®2.0 is a solution for COVID-19 risk management in mining and quarrying

From now on, Bat Booth® can assist with the safe continuation of essential mining and quarrying operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a rapid increase of COVID-19 cases all over the world, Mideco is launching its newest clothes cleaning technology, supplemented by a real time monitoring of a body temperature. The temperature control feature is integrated into a personnel de-dusting system, that is being used as an effective tool to reduce the risk of “black lung”, silicosis and other occupational lung diseases – Bat Booth®.

In cooperation with Pulse Mining Systems (the company, that provides Enterprise Resource Planning solutions to the industry), Mideco has integrated a real-time BI dashboards into Bat Booth®. The feature has been specifically developed for site supervisors and safety managers to ensure personnel are using Bat Booth® as often as required by workplace policy.

The real-time health data feeds back into Pulse dashboards for instant management visibility. Aggregated benchmarking data will show how a company’s health management is faring compared to the rest of the industry.

The real-time dashboard visualisations and reports give managers greater visibility and control over workforce health, providing much-needed reassurance to employees and contractors, their families, and communities. Managers are alerted in real-time if a potential virus carrier is detected on any of their sites and can act immediately to protect employees and contractors, their families, and communities.

Managing onsite COVID-19 risk from remote dashboards

Bat Booth® is operated onsite by users via a built-in tablet with simple login. Live usage data is relayed to a secure, multi-tenanted platform that managers can access from anywhere. Managers in different roles at different sites can have their own specific dashboard views, and head-office can view multiple sites on one dashboard, with instant drill-down to details on individuals. Whenever Bat Booth® detects a significant increase in a user’s normal temperature, suggesting the possible presence of viral infection, the anomaly is immediately visible on the dashboard and notified to managers by email or mobile alert. Managers can take the appropriate next actions without any delay.

Fast-tracked to meet challenges of global pandemic

Melton White, managing director of Mideco:

“It was always our intention to extend Bat Booth® capabilities beyond the core function of dust-related disease prevention into other forms of occupational health and risk management. COVID-19 compelled us to fast-track the implementation of body-temperature monitoring and we upgraded Bat Booth® electronics for digital interfacing. Rapid response by Pulse allowed us to bring the more powerful version of Bat Booth® to the mining and quarrying industries when it’s most needed – right now.”

Pulse and Mideco technical teams have been working around-the-clock to expedite the development and production of Bat Booth® 2.0.