Expected Results:

This investigation will:

  • Quantify the actual physical and physiological demands for mines rescue activities.
  • Develop an assessment protocol and performance characteristics necessary for the performance of essential mines rescue scenarios.
  • Develop an assessment protocol and performance standard to identify those individuals that have the physical attributes necessary to meet the minimum requirements to perform coal mines rescue activities.
  • Create a formal report of the processes utilised to develop the recommended assessment tool and minimum performance standard. A clear linkage between the physical demands of mines rescue, the proposed assessment protocol and performance standard will be evident within the report. This documentation will assist in the legal defensibility of the adopted assessment and performance standard within Coal Services.