Surface Mine Rescue Training

Surface Mine Rescue teams must be able to access and remove patients from a variety of hazardous settings including confined spaces, elevated areas, haul trucks, and dumps. The purpose of this course is to provide these

Surface Mine Rescue Training 1

Students practice evacuating a patient from a large dump truck.

teams with the rope skills and techniques needed to operate efficiently and safely in these unique, high-hazard environments. About four fifths of this class is hands-on training. Along with practical skills training, regulations and standards regarding Surface Mine Rescue will be covered and discussed.

Surface Mine Rescue training develops the critical technical and safety skills needed by surface mine rescue teams. This includes initiating an emergency response, establishing a command structure, sizing-up hazards, ensuring the team safety, rigging rescue systems, and accessing/transporting the patient(s).

This class generally requires five days; however, the scope, length, and content of this training may vary based upon site-specific conditions, including the student’s current skill levels. Students attending this class must have previously completed confined space and fall protection safety training.

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Surface Mine Rescue Training Course Outline

Rescue Fundamentals

  • Rescue Team Structure
  • Regulations and Standards


  • Sample Rescue Pre-plan
  • Pre-plan Content and Scope

Rescue Process

  • Scene Assessment (Size up)
  • Hazard Identification/Isolation
  • Entry Team Preparation
  • Making the Entry
  • Patient Evaluation and Care
  • Victim Retrieval

Rope Rescue Equipment

  • Safety Ratios
  • Software
  • Hardware
  • Inspection and Care

Knots and Hitches

  • Rescue-suitable knots
  • Family of 8

Rope Rescue Systems

  • Anchoring
  • Mainlines and Belays
  • Fall Arrest Forces
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Operating Mainlines
  • Operating Belays

Confined Space Operations

  • Hazards: Atmospheric, energy, engulfment, work-caused.
  • Hazard control and entry procedures

Elevated Surfaces

  • Conveyors
  • Scaffolds
  • Towers

Haul Trucks

  • Access
  • Patient extrication and evacuation

Dump Rescue

  • Anchors
  • Access
  • Patient packaging/evacuation

Surface Mine Rescue Training can be taught at your location, request a quote!

Jim Johnson June 29, 2016
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