Standard Guide for Training of Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member
|Publication Date:||1 April 2018|
This guide establishes the minimum training required for personnel who take part in search and rescue (SAR) operations in abandoned or inactive mines.
An abandoned or inactive mine search and rescue team member will be able to perform all general land search and rescue functions.
An abandoned or inactive mine search and rescue team member is not trained for SAR operations in surface mines, tunnels, or caves.
This guide applies to underground mines only. It does not apply to surface mines, tunnels, or caves.
This guide does not apply to search and rescue operations on, or in, bodies of water within abandoned or inactive mines.
In accordance with Classification F1993, an abandoned or inactive mine search and rescue team member shall be classified as part of any of the following resources
Other training may be required before an endorsed abandoned or inactive mine search and rescue team member can fully participate as part of a particular category and kind of team or crew, based on specific local needs, regulations, or policies.
This guide has references specific to use in the United States of America, but it may be adapted for use in other countries.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.