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2016 has been a year of implementing new activities and areas of focus for QMRS whilst maintaining our traditional services to the underground coal industry. The last quarter of the year has seemed the busiest of all as we engage with increasingly broader sections of the industry.
The national competition held in October at Kestrel Mine was a great success and congratulations to Oaky Nth and Grosvenor Mines in taking out 2nd and 3rd places respectively. In November QMRS facilitated a surface mines rescue challenge, held at Cameby Downs, which was a great event and a pleasure to see a return of these activities for surface mines which had dropped out of the annual calendar in recent years. Hopefully this can grow into the future to involve other mines in other regions of Qld.
The Level 1 emergency simulation conducted at Grasstree Mine saw mines rescue respond and be deployed as part of a very effective response to a realistic mine emergency. Well done to all mines rescue team members involved and to the mine itself for the way the event was handled.
The recent board meeting saw approval given to acquire a new land area close to Blackwater which will allow services provided to the southern Bowen Basin to be expanded and enhanced. In addition the board approved the purchase from NSW Mines Rescue of virtual reality technology to be integrated into the training provided by QMRS. 2017 is already shaping as another exciting period of growth and implementing new ideas.
Please enjoy the following articles which provide details of the activities QMRS has been engaged in over the last 3 months and I would take this opportunity to wish all a merry Xmas and enjoyable New Year.
Chief Executive Officer