Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS) provides expertise in assisting the mining industry to manage risk and ensure safety in underground and surface mining.
Mines rescue is the specialised job of rescuing trapped and injured miners and others; combating fires; and responding to other mine emergencies. Mines rescue teams are highly trained and well equipped to deal with a wide range of hazards and situations including fires, explosions, rockfalls, toxic gases, influx of water, and injuries.
Queensland Mines Rescue Service continually strives to enhance our industries rescue capability.
We have been working closely with Anglo American, MCA and Becker to produce the mobile shaft rescue system (pictured here) soon to be commissioned.
This winder has a world first intrinsically safe directional Wi-Fi communications system for use in hazardous areas. It has interchangeable cage options and over 1,200m of rope on the drum for use in deep shafts.
It is engineered with multiple fail safe braking systems, hydraulically powered from the Volvo FMX 10*4 truck engine it also has a back-up power system. Spare UPS batteries for the communications are interchangeable and can be charged up in the truck for continued operations.
Mine workers and their loved ones at home can now have the additional peace of mind that we have a machine that we hope we never use but it is there if we need it.
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