Rotech Group Pty Ltd installed an integrated turnstile solution at BMA’s Caval Ridge mine site in Queensland to enable access control for about 2000 workers.
The workers were systematically transported from their accommodation village to the Caval Ridge mine site daily by buses that collected and dropped them at the designated pick-up/drop-off points. However, the entry and exit of the workers to and from the site also needed to be monitored to ensure safety and compliance with the QLD Coal Mine Safety and Health Act.
BMA's objective was to obtain a solution that would not only facilitate easy accessibility for the workers but also capture live data of personnel who entered or exited the site. The company aimed to achieve this by using Badge Scan Units (BSU) to scan employee IDs at the entrance and exit of the site, and partly through a turnstile to control the movement of personnel.
BMA therefore needed a turnstile system that could be easily integrated with the Badge Scan Units. Given the high volume of workers and only two bus pick-up/drop-off points, the potential for delays to the project was substantial in the event one of the BSUs or turnstiles malfunctioned. A key requirement was for a turnstile solution with high-throughput and superior reliability.
Designed for high volume traffic sites, Rotech’s TriStar J Series turnstiles were selected for BMA’s access control solution. The waist-high turnstiles were located at the entry and exit points of the site, and integrated with BMA's Badge Scan Units, enabling workers to swipe their ID cards to activate the turnstiles before boarding the buses or entering the site. The solution provided by Rotech also included boom gates mounted with BSUs to control vehicular traffic.
The TriStar turnstile system supplied by Rotech not only increased the efficiency of transporting personnel to and from the site, but also promoted a safer working environment by tracking and controlling mine access.
Capable of allowing 25 people per minute, the Rotech turnstile system enables BMA to achieve a four-minute turnaround to fully load/unload each bus.
TriStar J Series turnstiles feature a robust, stainless steel cabinet, and an active arm, which drops in an emergency. The turnstile locks only if unauthorised access is attempted, reducing power consumption and wear on mechanism. It also allows integration with any access control system.
Rotech specialises in the supply of high quality turnstiles and pedestrian access solutions for industrial and commercial projects.