Steve Durkin

Managing Director, Safescape

Steve Durkin is the owner, Founder and key driver of Safescape. After developing Laddertube, in 2009 he started Safescape for the commercialisation of the product.

Safescape Laddertube is a state-of-the-art escapeway designed for the use in underground mines. Over 45kms of Safescape Laddertube have been installed in 22 countries worldwide. Steve is now focused on the development of an Electric Vehicle for the mining industry using the chassis of the Agrale Marruá in collaboration with 3ME Technology named the Bortana EV.

Steve was awarded Austmine’s Champion of Innovation Award in 2019 for his outstanding contribution to METS and mining.