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Realistic and high pressure rescue scenarios to test skills and improve emergency response

Why hold rescue competitions?
With the paramount focus on safety in the NSW coal mining industry, thankfully the need to respond to major incidents has become infrequent. It remains critical, however, that site emergency response teams are equipped with the training and skills to respond in the event of an incident.

Rescue Competitions are a unique opportunity for brigadesmen to develop and sharpen their emergency response skills. The high-pressure emergency situations provide brigadesmen with the ability to practice their lifesaving skills and test their quick thinking while also receiving constructive feedback from technical experts.

These events are one of the many ways we help build world-class safety leaders.

Please find below a calendar of upcoming Mines Rescue rescue competitions:

  • Newcastle underground competition: Friday 19 June 2020
  • Hunter Valley underground competition: Friday 26 June 2020
  • Southern underground competition: Friday 14 August 2020
  • Western underground competition: Friday 21 August 2020
  • Hunter Valley open cut competition: Friday 11 September 2020
  • Australian underground competition: October 2020 (In QLD)