Training in Mining

New Mine Safety Training Facility in Queensland

Queensland is home to the new underground mine safety training facility owned by SkillsTech Australia. This state of the art facility is located at the Lennon Underground Mine Safety Training Gallery in Eagle Farm. It will simulate the underground mining environment in order to teach real life safety measures to students.

Mary Campbell, director of SkillsTech called the partnership with Lennon Training a demonstration of the institute’s dedication and commitment to providing continuing education and the best possible training for those with jobs in the mining industry.

She went on to say that this facility is the first of its kind for SkillsTech and she believes it will be a tremendous benefit for mine workers and for the mining industry as a whole.
With the resource sector ramping up productions, new mines opening and mining jobs on the rise, the institute in conjunction with Lennon Training can provide a realistic adaptation of the underground mine environment for tradespeople and a hands on approach to learning safety techniques.

Campbell addressed the need for specific skill sets within the resource sector, explaining that the shortages have made some jobs hard to fill. The new learning centre will teach those skills most needed by the mining industry. The result will be an educated workforce with the necessary skills today to ensure Queensland’s future.

John Lennon, the business development manager for Lennon Training sees the facility as playing an important part in fostering the necessary safe attitudes students will rely on when they enter the workforce armed with a background in safety.

The news of the opening of the facility comes just as the Australian Mining Safety Conference in Brisbane is readying for tomorrow’s opening. Attending the conference is Stewart Bell, the safety inspector manager for Queensland’s Mines, and Paul Medcraft, the Australasian business development manager for MineARC Systems. Bothe will be giving keynote addresses on issues pertaining to mine safety.

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