Bendigo-based Safescape manufactures,
supplies and installs a range of
equipment for the mining industry.
Its flagship product, Laddertube, is
a patented escapeway ladder for
underground mines that is easier to
climb, faster to manufacture and install,
and lasts longer than conventional steel
or timber ladderways. Other products
include Multi-Bund, a lightweight
retaining wall, and Edge Protector, a
structure that improves edge protection
at open-pit mines.
Safescape exports to
13 countries, including Canada, Chile,
Ghana, Mexico and the US. In 2016–17,
exports rose by 61 per cent on the
previous year and comprised 56 per
cent of Safescape’s total revenue.