While working underground as an Airleg Miner, Steve Durkin sees the conditions of traditional escapeways and conceptualises Laddertube.
Steve Durkin builds the first Laddertube at his home in Regional Victoria. After receiving interest from mining companies, he establishes Safescape.
After successful prototype developments, the first version of Laddertube is installed at Fosterville Gold Mine (Victoria, Australia).
With the success of the business driving export orders, a manufacturing and distribution plant is established in Perth, Western Australia.
Following the success of Laddertube, Multi-Bund is developed as a pedestrian and vehicle delineation product.
Seeing a need for advanced safety solutions in open pit mining, Edge Protector is developed to improve safety on haul roads.
Recognising that prevention is better than cure in safety, Safescape begin development of a zero emission vehicle to improve miner health and safety.
The electric vehicles dream becomes a reality as the first 10 Beta fleet Bortana EV's are developed.
Our team is always growing, representing a wealth of talent and experience within the mining industry.
At Safescape we are rapidly expanding our global reach, with projects in locations all around the world.
We design, manufacture, and deliver products and systems that are practical and smart.
We strive for excellence. Health, safety and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do.
We consistently deliver high-quality products and services that exceed expectations.
From humble beginnings as a two person operation, Safescape now has Australian offices in Bendigo (Victoria) and Perth (Western Australia).
We are committed to delivering practical innovation, and employ a dedicated design and development team to focus on product improvement and development.
By manufacturing 100% in-house, we have complete quality control over Safescape products and the ability to tailor production schedules to the specific needs of our clients.
Safescape management has an expectation that its employees demonstrate superior innovation, passion, productivity, cost awareness and safety.
The Safescape team has been drawn from diverse professional backgrounds to create a resource that brings a broad range of experiences and knowledge to our growing business. Our employees work hard, respect each other, our suppliers and clients, and are loyal. In return we strive to ensure that they are rewarded and continue to grow and be challenged in their roles within the organisation.
Each team member is provided with opportunities for professional growth, and every person is treated as an individual so we can understand their unique goals and ambitions. We all work as one and take great pride in our organisation. No one person could achieve Safescape’s goals, but we are successful as a collective and will continue to celebrate our achievements as we progress.
Safescape’s 34-strong team is continually growing and represents a wealth of talent and experience. With qualified engineers and tradespeople of various disciplines and Certificate IV Trainers among our personnel, we are ideally positioned to meet the diverse needs of our clients as a collective and will continue to celebrate our achievements as we progress.