September 01 2014Megan Davison, Executive Director - Victoria
CMOC Northparkes Emergency Response Team has won a very competitive 22nd Annual Victorian Mine Rescue Competition, proudly sponsored by and delivered by the Minerals Council of Australia -Victorian Division.
The competition tests the capabilities and qualities of mine rescue and emergency response units in firefighting, search and rescue, first aid, rope rescue, breathing apparatus and team skills. It is designed to improve the safety and health of all people involved in the mining industry and to provide invaluable practical and realistic training to mine rescue teams.
Teams were assessed by accredited safety adjudicators from across Australia.
Intensive exercises that replicate potential real life scenarios provides teams with invaluable training across a range of skills and allows mine rescue personnel to deal with a range of controlled emergency situations.
MCA Victorian Division, Executive Director, Ms Megan Davison said:
The Victorian Mine Rescue Competition provides practical training experience to members of mining operations, encouraging them to apply teamwork to build skills that are vital to these specialised emergency rescue teams”.