Establish and operate from fresh air base

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to establish fresh air base

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to establishing and operating from fresh air base in underground metalliferous mines

1.2. Develop strategy for the establishment of the fresh air base

1.3. Analyse mine plans, characteristics, data and reports to locate and assess potential affected zones

1.4. Confirm effected fresh air zones through atmospheric testing

1.5. Identify and organise/obtain fresh air base resources

1.6. Check all fresh air base resources for correct, safe operation to manufacturer's specifications and mine requirements

1.7. Check selected testing and monitoring instruments for correct operation to manufacturer's specifications and mine requirements

1.8. Appoint fresh air base personnel with required competence

2. Establish the fresh air base

2.1. Transport to and install all allocated fresh air base resources

2.2. Test site gas levels to ensure they are within specified limits

2.3. Inspect roof, sides and floor for stability and safety

2.4. Install monitoring equipment in appropriate locations

2.5. Monitor atmosphere to maintain integrity of fresh air base in event of atmospheric changes

2.6. Maintain fresh air base in respirable air

2.7. Ensure escape strategy and equipment are available to enable fresh air base personnel to effect escape in emergency conditions

2.8. Install communication equipment in fresh air base and test for effective, clear and reliable operation

3. Operate from fresh air base

3.1. Monitor atmosphere to ensure compliance with designated limits and log at recommended intervals

3.2. Communicate atmosphere conditions to Incident Control for instructions

3.3. Relocate fresh air bases if atmosphere becomes outside designated limits

3.4. Inform rescue team of fresh air base relocation and reason for decision to relocate

3.5. Control and monitor rescue team activities and movements to ensure team safety, duty of care and team tasks are achieved

3.6. Make available and keep all fresh air base equipment in a state of readiness for use in case of emergency

3.7. Brief, equip, check, log and dispatch rescue team to meet rescue operations requirements

3.8. Coordinate and control ancillary personnel and operations working from fresh air base

3.9. Maintain communications with teams and Incident Control to ensure safety of rescue teams and fresh air base personnel

3.10. Carry out handover briefings to ensure continuity of operations and team safety by oncoming personnel