Profession mine rescue officer

Mine rescue officers coordinate mine rescue operations and need to be trained to work underground. They are the first line of response in emergency situations.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

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  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.


  • Manage emergency procedures

    React quickly in case of emergency and set planned emergency procedures in motion.

  • Provide emergency training

    Provide training and development in first aid, fire rescue and emergency situations for employees on the site.

  • Investigate mine accidents

    Conduct investigation of mining accidents; identify unsafe working conditions and develop measures for improvement.

  • Ensure compliance with safety legislation

    Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.

  • Process incident reports for prevention

    Verify incident information, complete reporting requirements and report to management and relevant site personnel, in order to enable follow-up and future prevention.

  • Create incident reports

    Fill in an incident report after an accident has happened at the company or facility, such as an unusual event which caused an occupational injury to a worker.

  • React to mining emergencies

    Quickly respond to emergency calls. Provide appropriate assistance and direct first response team to incident scene.

  • Deal with pressure from unexpected circumstances

    Strive to achieve objectives despite the pressures arising from unexpected factors outside of your control.

  • Provide emergency advice

    Provide advice in first aid, fire rescue and emergency situations for employees on the site.

  • Maintain ambulance room stock

    Check and maintain stocks of ambulance room supplies to ensure the effective provision of emergency services.

Optional knowledge and skills

chemistry inspect mine safety conditions train employees in mine safety health and safety hazards underground impact of geological factors on mining operations