Open Cut Mines Rescue

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.

This year there were five rescue scenarios that the teams needed to complete:

  1. Road crash rescue simulating a multi vehicle car accident.
  2. Mine site crash rescue, simulating a vehicle that’s fallen off the high bank of the mine into the pit with an injured worker in the vehicle.
  3. Workshop rescue, simulating a workshop accident on the mine site with multiple injured workers.
  4. Fire rescue, simulating a mine site office on fire with multiple workers trapped.
  5. Fire rescue, simulating a conveyor belt incident in a mine

Congratulations to the winners of the mines rescue competition: The Yarrabee team at Yancoal Australia in first place, Newlands – Glencore in second and Oaky Creek Coal in third.

As well as providing a little healthy competition, the event provided valuable learning opportunities that teams will be able to share with their colleagues and we look forward to seeing the competition grow in the years to come.