Mandalong Wins First Aid Competition

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Mandalong Mine is the 2017 winner of the Annual Coal Services First Aid Competition. The team comprised Iain Pattie (Team Captain), Clint Bryant, Daniel Wood, John Downie and Michael Cowan (who trained with the team as a reserve).

Ten teams comprising rescue brigadesmen, emergency response and first aid officers participated in a series of complex, simulated scenarios ranging from burns and breaks, to amputation and snakebite.  The scenarios are as close to real life as it gets and require teams to manage environmental and equipment hazards as well as multiple injuries and distressed causalities.

The Mandalong team also won a number of the individual challenges. The teams demonstrated exceptional skills and the tightly contested challenges reassure those working in the mining industry that they will be well attended to should they find themselves in an emergency situation.