Enhancing life-saving response skills

28 September 2017

ERA Emergency Response Team members have been completing training in two important critical risks at Ranger: Confined Space Rescue and Road Accident Rescue.

Training involved a combination of classroom teaching, theory, practical exercises and a final review. Participants also learnt from other people’s experiences in similar rescue situations by reaching out to Rio Tinto Emergency Rescue teams at other sites across Australia and around the world.

Taking part in the practical exercises helps participants understand some of the real-world issues that can affect a rescue including site access and human interactions plus the unique local environmental factors like extreme heat and humidity.

ERA Emergency Response Team members complete weekly training and also take part in a number of major practical training exercises held during the year. The exercises help build teamwork, trust, leadership and emergency response skills.