Mine rescue skills challenge in SA - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Mine rescue skills challenge in SA

The reaction and responses of mine workers in South Australia will be put to the test with the South Australian Mines Emergency Response Competition next month.

Teams from Perilya Limited, OZ Minerals, Dominion Mining and BHP Billiton will take part in the two day rescue effort hosted by the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) to hone their emergency response skills.

SACOME chief executive Jason Kuchel said the competition is a practical way to ensure the state`s safety standards remain high.

Committed to Workplace Health and Safety

“The South Australian resources industry is committed to the promotion of workplace safety and the implementation of effective OH&S programs,”ť he said.

Ensuring a safe and enduring sector is critical, and this event provides an opportunity for emergency response teams to brush up on their skills and training, share information, and have some friendly rivalry as well.”ť

Teams will face challenges such as high rope rescues, using breathing apparatus, fire fighting, first aid, theory, basic skills and road crash rescues as they compete for the SACOME Perpetual Trophy.

The teams will be given a chance to gain access to BHP`s Olympic Dam site when the competition begins on 1 May.

Mining Job Information


Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

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Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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