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International Mine Rescue Competition 2016 Programme
Posted on 27/05/2014 21:32:22

 


International Mine Rescue Competition 2016 Programme

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Boliden Tara Mines Mine Rescue Competiton 2015 Report

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All Ireland and UK Mine Rescue Competition 2015

 

(First European Mine Rescue Competition for metalliferous mines)

The 2015 All Ireland and UK Mine Rescue Competition was hosted by Somincor Lundin’s Neves-Corvo Mine, Portugal from May 7th to May 9th 2015.

 

This was also the first ever metalliferous mines European Mine Rescue Competition and Ireland was represented by specialist mine rescue teams from The Lisheen Mine and Boliden Tara Mines. (Lisheen and Tara competed in separate Iberian events in 2013 and 2014 respectively). There were four additional teams competing from Spain and Portugal.

 

The competition included the following events:

·         Search & Rescue

·         Knowledge Test

·         First Aid

·         Physical Fitness

 

The award for “Best Search & Rescue Team” was presented to Boliden Tara Mines, who were also deservedly awarded the title of “Best Overall Team” at the competition! This was a huge achievement and was recognised by all present.

 

The IMQS award for “Best Captain” was awarded to José Soares, Neves Corvo ‘C’ Team.

 

All teams competed at a very high standard, and the bonds and respect between all competitors was clear to see.

 

The dedication and commitment of the individual team members, Mine Rescue Officers and management to Mine Rescue training at each facility, in parallel with day-to-day operations, is highly commendable.

For your information, the Guidelines for running the All Ireland and UK Mine Rescue Competition and the Irish Mine Rescue Standard are available on the IMQS website (www.imqs.ie). A special word of thanks to John Grennan (past Secretary Irish Mine Rescue Committee) who acted as a Search and Rescue Judge at the competition, and Aoife Tallon (Secretary IMRC), Mike Lowther (Chairman IMRC) and Pat Griffin (Senior Inspector HSA) for their hard work and dedication in assisting with the 2015 competition.

 

   

 

   

  

  

 

 

 

 Power point presentation was prepared by Mr. Richie Cahill, Mine Rescue Officer, Boliden Tara Mines.

 

 

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 Published Guidelines for Running the All Ireland and UK Mine Rescue Competition and the

Irish Mine Rescue Standard 2014   

 Dear Member,

 

On the weekend of May 16th-18th, I had the honour of representing the IMQS at the All Ireland and UK Mine Rescue Competition 2014.

 

The event was held at Boulby Mine (Cleveland Potash Ltd.) and the Irish Mines were well represented by Boliden Tara Mines, The Lisheen Mine and Irish Salt. Teams from the UK, Spain and Portugal were also competing.

 

The importance of Mine Rescue training has become even more evident in recent weeks with the terrible tragedy in Turkey.

 

For that reason alone, the dedication and commitment of the individual team members, Mine Rescue officers and management to Mine Rescue training at each facility, in parallel with day-to-day operations, is highly commendable.

 

Congratulations to all who participated and to the members of each team who are involved throughout the year.

 

Among a number of awards presented at the Mine Rescue Dinner on the Saturday night, Lisheen Mine were awarded “Best Irish Team” and also won the First Aid event and Bench and Oral Test. Boliden Tara Mines were awarded “Team Safety”. The IMQS sponsored “Best Captain” prize was awarded to Carl Allan of Cleveland Potash Ltd.

 

For your information, please find attached the recently published Guidelines for running the All Ireland and UK Mine Rescue Competition and the Irish Mine Rescue Standard.

 

A special word of thanks to John Grennan (Secretary Irish Mine Rescue Committee), Aoife Tallon (Assistant Secretary IMRC), Mike Lowther (Chairman IMRC) and Pat Griffin (Senior Inspector HSA) for their hard work and perseverance in drafting and publishing these very valuable documents.

 

Regards,

 

Siobhán Tinnelly

IMQS President

click here to see Irish Mines Rescue Standard

click here to see Guidelines to Running the All Ireland & UK Mine Rescue

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