VIC mine rescue competition

The 17th Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition will be held in Bendigo from 7-9 August, 2009.

The 17th Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition will be held in Bendigo from 7-9 August, 2009.

The competition tests the capabilities and qualities of mine rescue and emergency response teams, and is set up to improve the safety and health of all people involved in the mining industry and to provide practical training to the mine site rescue teams.

The competition is organised annually by the Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division.

This year’s event will be held at Fosterville Gold Mine (Northgate Minerals Limited), Kangaroo Flat Gold Mine (Bendigo Mining Limited) and at the Country Fire Authority’s Training Ground at Huntley.

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