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Emergency Response Competition 2018

TMERC Emergency Response Events


The annual Tasmanian Minerals Emergency Response Competition was first held in 1986.

The competition ensures exposure to and practice of emergency care and response to the best possible standard.

Tasmania is the only Australian state to have emergency response staff from every underground mine, surface mine and smelter working and training together throughout the year. In addition, it is the only state to have a universal emergency number to use in case of an emergency incident.

Emergency Response teams contribute to the local community by assisting in road accident emergencies, bushland fire protection and firefighting, and bushwalker rescue.


The 31st Annual Tasmanian Minerals Emergency Response Competition will be held at Cement Australia’s Railton Site.


26th and 27th October 2018


The 2018 Emergency Response Competition events include:

  • First aid
  • Team Skills
  • Firefighting
  • Rope rescue
  • Search and rescue
  • Theory


The 2018 Emergency Response Competition was made possible with the support of major sponsors:

  • FSA Medical
  • Veolia
  • Fire Safety Australia
  • National Safety Council of Australia
  • Drager
  • SRTA Life & Rescue
  • SGC Safety
  • Absafe Group
  • Programmed
  • Maxfield Drilling
  • FERO
  • TasRail
  • RBD Electrical & Instrumentation
  • Bell Bay Aluminium
  • University of Tasmania
  • Australian Maritime College
  • Mersey Sheet Metal
  • FTS

Emergency Response Teams

Teams entered in the 2018 competition:

  • Bell Bay Aluminium
  • Cornwall Coal
  • Grange Resources
  • MMG Rosebery Mine
  • Bluestone
  • TMERC team comprising members from MMG, Grange and Bell Bay Aluminium

2018 Results:

Overall winner: Grange Resources team

2nd place: MMG team

3rd place: Bluestone team