Safer Mining – with Glyn Jones – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode we interview Glyn Jones, CEO of Trolex,…


In this episode we interview Glyn Jones, CEO of Trolex, a prominent leader of health and safety technology mainly in the mining industry. Trolex bring pioneering products to the market that provide real-world benefits to their mining customers, and deliver best-in-class safety technology to ensure workers in challenging environments are never put at risk.

Glyn explains the advances being made in health and safety technologies, and the available products out there to help better protect our mining workers. He talks about why particulates are such a problem in the mining industry and why it’s so difficult to prevent the harm that they do. He explains why real-time silica detection is considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of health and safety in the mining industry and how likely is that we’ll be able to achieve it in the near future.


  • In the UK alone, 12,000 people died last year from diseases related to dust-inhalation in the workplace. It’s the equivalent of a jumbo-jet plane crash every week for a year.
  • As a society, the problems of inhalation damage has been largely overlooked, and sometimes ignored completely. It is up to us to change the perception and raise awareness of the human costs.
  • Technological advances have driven dust problems even higher, unfortunately. The paradox is that technology has also made it possible to detect and combat the dangers.
  • The holy grail of the mining industry is to find a way to detect silica accurately and reliably in real time. Advances are slowly being made.


’That is a picture that’s mirrored throughout the developed world’

’The first thing we need to do as a society is work out ways to really understand what’s going on out there’

‘I really wanted us to being to leverage the skills we had to make a difference to the world’

’That opens up the possibility that we can eradicate the harm caused by silica’



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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight to peoples experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australia. We source, headhunt and discover new and top talent talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients organisation in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.



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