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Simtars Welcomes First Female Executive Director

01 Jul 2022

In April 2022, Kerri Melkersson was welcomed as Simtars’ first female Executive Director in the organisation’s 39- year history.

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Simtars supports apprenticeships

15 Jun 2022

Simtars continues to promote improved safety and health outcomes by actively supporting emergency preparedness and response.

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Minister for Resources tours Simtars Redbank

15 Jun 2022

Simtars Redbank was delighted to welcome the Honourable Scott Stewart MP, Minister for Resources, for a site tour of the facilities on 7 June 2022.

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QMRS Memorial Cup

23 May 2022

The 2022 QMRS Memorial Cup mines rescue competition was held at Broadmeadow coal mine on Thursday 12 May, with four mine teams entered and a Barbarians team formed using additional trained personnel.

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Simtars Mackay Office Relocation

18 May 2022

After 25 years in Sydney Street, Simtars Mackay have relocated to 6-8 Discovery Lane, North Mackay.

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NATA celebrates 75 years

09 Feb 2022

Congratulations, NATA, on celebrating 75 years of service.

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Simtars continues its support of the QMEA Ambassador Program

09 Dec 2021

Students from QMEA Ambassador Program (Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy) spent the morning meeting members of the Simtars Executive Team and technical staff.

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ISM remote installation

03 Dec 2021

Simtars staff are in the process of remotely installing a Spontaneous Combustion Laboratory at the IIT (ISM), Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) in Dhanbad.

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QUT student projects at Simtars

01 Dec 2021

Simtars recently hosted four Queensland University of Technology (QUT) undergraduate students to complete their final year thesis projects.

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Simtars supports White Ribbon Day

24 Nov 2021

Staff at Simtars have come together to mark White Ribbon Day and pledge to help end domestic and family violence.

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Open Cut Mines Rescue

22 Nov 2021

Simtars was proud to have the opportunity to be part of the sponsorship for the Open Cut Mines Rescue Competition hosted by Queensland Mines Rescue Service at Newlands in October.

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Simtars' gas analysis

01 Sep 2021

Simtars recently undertook gas analysis for a client, to investigate a potentially hazardous situation involving gases detected from an unknown source.

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Simtars - leading the way on improving flow meter calibration

04 Aug 2021

Secondary flow meters are used to determine exposure to respirable and inhalable dusts. They must be accurate and consistent to provide reliable results.

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Safegas and CAMGAS users group seminar

05 Jul 2021

Simtars recently hosted the Safegas and CAMGAS users group seminar. The event was an excellent opportunity for underground coal mine operators to refresh their knowledge on gas monitoring, trend analyses and troubleshooting.

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Simtars Director appointed as NATA Chair

23 Feb 2021

Simtars Technical Director, David Turner, has been appointed as Chair of the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

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Last updated: 11 May 2022