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Mines Rescue launch one day course addressing new legislation

Deputies MOC imageNSW Mines Rescue have launched an annual one day Maintenance of Competence training course for Deputies in the coal mining industry. Mines Rescue say the course is designed to provide continuous and ongoing development and support for Deputies to manage regulations, risk and safety back in the workplace.

The course has been developed to meet the needs of proposed legislative requirements for maintenance of competence and has been divided into three one day courses to cover 11 different topics, over a three year period.

The course is designed to provide Deputies with an opportunity to refresh their technical skills, knowledge on compliance and risk management strategies, keep up to date with changes in legislation and technology and prepare for proposed changes to maintenance of competence legislation.

Mines Rescue General Manager, Paul Healey said ‘We believe this course will be of significant benefit to industry. Up until this point there has been no formal ongoing training support for Deputies to remain current with changes in regulation and technology.’

‘The importance for statutory managers to maintain competency is of the utmost importance in maintaining the high safety standards that exist in NSW.’

The first course will be held at the Newcastle Mines Rescue station on 25 March 2014.

Courses will run throughout 2014, across all Mines Rescue sites in NSW, including Singleton, Wollongong, Lithgow and Newcastle.

For more information visit the website: www.minesrescueservices.com

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