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Course overview

An Incident Command and Control System (ICCS) is a management system designed to integrate and coordinate multiple agencies to work together effectively in an emergency.

ICCS is used by all NSW agencies that may be involved in a coal mine emergency response including the Police Force, Ambulance Service, Fire and Rescue and the Rural Fire Service.

The Mines Rescue ICCS course will assist coal operations in:

  • establishing an effective decision making structure
  • establishing resource and facility requirements
  • identifying key members of the Incident Management Team (IMT)
  • establishing training requirements
  • incorporating the legislated responsibilities of external agencies
  • accommodating recommendations of the Pike River Royal Commission
  • establishing an EMS consistent with NSW State Emergency Management Plan (EMPLAN) objectives and reflects the ‘Prevention, Preparation, Response and Recovery’ philosophy.

Mines Rescue offers emergency management training to mines to assist in incorporating an ICCS into existing Emergency Management Systems (EMS). Our ICCS framework allows efficient and effective emergency management at all mine site incidents, regardless of their size, type or complexity.

This course is critical for those needing to manage or participate in the effective coordination of an incident management team and those involved in developing and maintaining the site EMS.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded a Statement of Attendance.


Two days

Entry requirements


Additional information

Our ICCS course is aligned to current mining legislation, and combines face-to-face classroom training with practical case studies and examples.

Note: GST of 10% applies to non-accredited training.