Lifesaving skills on show at Emergency Response Competition — Gold Industry Group



Northern Star Sources and the Gold Business Group (GIG) have been proud sponsors once more of the free occasion at Langley Park Perth, from 26 to twenty-eight November 2021, attracting lots of of native spectators to witness the motion and take part within the enjoyable free actions on provide. The occasion theme, range and inclusion, was celebrated by the primary ever all-female workforce from Gold Fields.

Youngsters and households fossicked for ‘gold’ on the GIG sales space to win a present bag, whereas guests additionally shared their self-care methods to go in a draw to win a LIVIN hamper, GIG’s psychological well being charity accomplice.

Now in its eleventh 12 months, MERC has grown to not solely help the mining business, however to carry the broader neighborhood collectively to boost consciousness of the significance of protected work environments, and to recognise the selfless work that emergency responders perform every day.

The three-day competitors noticed 14 mine rescue groups battled it out in a variety of simulated real-life emergencies whereas being judged by skilled adjudicators and officers. The eventualities have been as actual as you may get, and included firefighting, first help, hazardous supplies, rescue from heights, confined area rescue, emergency response workforce readiness, hazardous supplies, street crash rescue and a brand new Covid-19 associated situation – biohazard response.

After the gruelling emergency challenges in sizzling circumstances, the Northern Star Sources’ Jundee workforce took residence the extremely revered Staff Spirit Award, whereas the highest honour went to the Synergy Muja Energy-station workforce, introduced at a glittering gala awards dinner on Sunday night on the Crown Perth.

MERC additionally introduced its chosen charity accomplice – the Blue Tree Undertaking – with a cheque for $54,095 on the gala dinner. The funds have been raised each within the lead-up to the competitors, and donated over the MERC weekend. The funds will help the Blue Tree Undertaking’s 2022 street journey, aiming to advertise consciousness round psychological well being in regional faculties.

Congratulations to the winners and the entire groups who competed in 2021!

For individuals who are concerned about turning into an Emergency Responder in Australia’s gold business, go to our Gold Jobs web site to seek out out extra.

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