Welcome to Dubaco
Dubaco was formed and registered in 1996.
Dubaco Safety Systems has been operating in the mining industry for the past 23 years. We started by just manufacturing and providing stone dust barrier hooks and bags for the underground coal mines to prevent the propagation of the coaldust explosion. Over the years we have diversified by supplying the mining industry with mine ventilation devices and appliances that complies to SABS standard specifications 1287, barrier netting, sampling bags, sounding sticks, pinch bars, life lines and signage.
The company is now expanding its services in order to be in line with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and smart mining. We are working together with the mining industry in bringing collaborative solutions on challenges faced by the industry; this includes a new design for a scoop brattice, escape route life line (rescue bay line indicator), etc. The following are the areas that we will be expanding to:
- • Underground and surface dust management
- • Fire prevention gap analysis
- • Underground explosion prevention gap analysis
- • Occupational hygiene monitoring risk assessment and gap analysis
- • Underground ventilation troubleshooting
- • Emergency preparedness and response gap analysis and risk assessment
Joseph Kachelenga is an experienced mine ventilation and occupational Hygiene Practitioner. He has worked in the gold mines involved in shaft deepening projects (Elandsrand and Southdeep), worked for the Department of Mineral Resources as a mine inspector and also in the coal industry as the MHSA Section 12.1 Appointee responsible for a big coal mine including new shaft development and mining through major dykes. His last position was as the acting group VOHE Principal for Anglo Coal SA.
Pierre Vassard is an experienced Ventilation Practitioner having worked in the coal mines with high gas content. He has worked for the CSIR responsible for conducting tests at the Klopersbos testing tunnel. He gained knowledge on coaldust explosions and he has been a co-author on a number of well-known coal research papers including the COL 501 and 446. Pierre started Dubaco in 1996 indicating his resilience in business and staying abreast with the requirements of the mining industry and staying relevant in bringing solutions by involving the person on the coal face to come up with solutions.