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Updated 19 August 2021
Mines Rescue

Our critical priority at this time is to ensure that Mines Rescue remains equipped to provide critical emergency response services to industry. We have controls in place to ensure response capability is maintained outside of our training commitments, such as ensuring Duty Officers are isolated from training operations.

We are continuing to provide training services and are working with our customers to determine what is essential training to continue operations.

Other health and safety preventative measures continue at each Mines Rescue station to screen attendees on arrival and to minimise potential exposure whilst at our training facilities.

We are following the NSW Government’s advice and taking considered action to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our people and community.

Mines Rescue competitions update

With the current uncertainty regarding border closures, stay-at-home orders and other restrictions, Queensland Mines Rescue Service and NSW Mines Rescue have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Australian Mines Rescue competition.

Given these circumstances we also believe it is sensible to postpone the following NSW events until early next year:

  • Southern Mines Rescue underground competition
  • Western Mines Rescue underground competition
  • Hunter Valley Mines Rescue open cut competition

We recognise that these are uncertain and upsetting times and our thoughts go out to the people who have been directly affected by this extraordinary situation as well as to the healthcare and other frontline employees dealing with the virus and keeping communities safe.

Should you wish to know more about Coal Services’ response to COVID-19, please click the link below.