• Langley Park
  • East Perth, Western Australia, 6004
  • Australia

AngloGold Ashanti Australia, Newmont Mining and Northern Star Resources have registered their teams and are ready to compete in this year’s Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).

Held annually, MERC provides an invaluable opportunity for mining and resource industry emergency response teams to test their capabilities against industry standards, share knowledge and identify ways to improve their skills.

From noon 23 to noon 25 November 2018, emergency response teams will be provided with realistic scenarios at the community event in Langley Park Perth, where they will be testing skills which they could be required to perform at a moment's notice on mine sites or within their local community. 

Immediate family members and the wider community are welcome to come along and celebrate the strength and character of the emergency response team members during these demonstrations.

Emergency rescue activities will include: 

  • fire

  • confined space

  • vertical rescue

  • road crash

  • hazardous materials

  • multi-trauma

  • casualty rescue

  • extrication

  • first aid treatment

There will be plenty of free activities available for kids, including face painting, rock climbing, bouncy castles, displays from fire trucks and ambulances and more. 

MERC is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of providing a world class, safe and sustainable, industry event focused on fostering valuable networks and building professional and personal life skills.

For more information, to register a team, become a sponsor, or volunteer for the event, visit the website.