Members put their life saving skills to the test during a weekend of challenges at the 2019 Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition, held over 25 and 26 May at Hannans North Tourist Mine.
Competing teams included: KCGM, Gold Fields (Combined), St Barbara Limited (Leonora), Evolution Mining (Mungari), Northern Star Resources, Saracen Mineral Holdings (Carosue Dam) and BHP (Northern Operations).
Hundreds descended on Langley Park in Perth over the weekend as AngloGold Ashanti, Newmont Australia and Northern Star Resources’ emergency response teams battled it out with 15 other teams to win the 8th annual Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC).
Maintaining their stellar year of award wins, the Kirkland Lake Gold Fosterville team took home four awards at this year’s Victorian Mines Rescue Competition (VMRC) including the overall win.
Held over 12 – 14 October and hosted by Kirkland Lake Gold at their Fosterville Gold Mine 20km outside of Bendigo, the 26th VMRC saw nine mines rescue and emergency response teams (ERT) compete.
Go behind the scenes with Gold Fields’ Emergency Response team and watch a live training drill at stop 6 on the Kalgoorlie #heartofgold Discovery Trail.
Find the Saint Barbara statue to uncover the critical role that all emergency response teams play in modern mining operations and their local communities.
Northern Star Resources was the overall winner at the Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC) on the weekend with their Jundee Team the stand out against 15 teams over two days in seven events.
MERC was held at Langley Park with emergency response teams participating in simulated events covering all disciplines; first aid, confined space, firefighting, hazardous material response, vertical rescue, road crash rescue and emergency response team readiness.
Norton Gold Fields' Paddington Operations recently won second Best Team Overall in the 2016 Underground Mine Emergency Response Competition held at Northern Star Resources’ Kanowna Belle Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie.
It was an outstanding achievement for the Norton team who takes a company-wide approach to training employees and contractors in emergency response (ER).