Mine Safety and Rescue 3 - Terrain, Cold and Other Hazards

9 modules


Course Length
8 hours

Edumine Courses

06 Nov 2019



This course is the third in a series of courses that cover safety and rescue procedures to be used in prevention, preparedness and rescue operations for accidents or disasters at surface and underground mining operations. This course focuses on rescue rigging, rescue tools and rescue operations concerned with extreme terrain, vehicle accidents, electrical hazards and cold weather hazards. The course also serves as a guide to good practice at any time when people are working in physically dangerous mining situations.

Other courses in the series include...

  • Mine Safety and Rescue 1 - Underground Gas Hazards
  • Mine Safety and Rescue 2 - Underground Fire Hazards

Acquiring a basic knowledge and understanding of mine safety and rescue is essential in order to be well prepared for any dangerous occurrence at the workplace. The mine safety and rescue courses provide in depth coverage of the theoretical application of mine safety and rescue techiques. Practical application of the rescue techniques covered in these courses requires supplementary physical training of rescue teams. The author has been training in rescue awareness and preparedness for over twenty years and provides on or offsite training services to mining operations.

Mine rescue work is demanding and at times dangerous. Mine rescue teams are highly trained and skilled personnel. They must have an intimate knowledge of their equipment and master all the skills required to accomplish rescue missions. It is important that mine personnel receive periodic instruction and training in the duties they will be required to perform in the event of a mine accident or disaster at their operation. Once the basic mine rescue skills are learned, training and practice are required to develop a competent mine rescue team that can work together and accomplish rescue objectives.

These courses have been derived from the "Mine Rescue Manual" developed by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, British Columbia, Canada. The courses are now supported and presented by the author, who has extensive experience in mine rescue training and safety procedures.


  • Graham Seal-Jones C.Tech


Duration 8 hours
Access 90 Days
Category Safety
Level Specialize
Version Date March 29, 2005

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Course Content

Mine Safety and Rescue 3 - Terrain, Cold and Other Hazards is the third course in the "Mine Safety and Rescue" series. It covers...

  • rescue rigging and rigging operations

  • rescue tools, vehicle accidents and electrical hazards

  • cold weather and hypothermia safety and rescue

The course consists of 11 viewing sessions each with supporting figures, tables and examples, plus interactive course reviews. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 8 hours of viewing content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss rigging equipment and its use in a rescue context.

  • Discuss rescue equipment and its operation

  • Discuss procedures for dealing with vehicle accidents.

  • Discuss electrical hazards and dealing with electric shock injuries.

  • Discuss cold weather hazards and dealing with hypothermia.

Recommended Background

  • Mining operations experience.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Table of contents
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Module 1: Rescue Rigging Equipment
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Knowledge Check - Rescue Rigging Equipment
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Module 2: Rescue Rigging Operations
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Knowledge Check - Rescue Rigging Operations
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Module 3: Vehicle and Electrical Hazards
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Knowledge Check - Vehicle and Electrical Hazards
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Module 4: Cold Weather and Hypothermia Hazards
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Knowledge Check - Cold Weather and Hypothermia Hazards
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