1.1 This guide establishes the minimum training required for personnel who take part in search and rescue (SAR) operations in abandoned or inactive mines. 1.2 An Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member will be able to perform all general land search and rescue functions. 1.3 An Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member is not trained for SAR operations in tunnels. 1.4 This standard applies to underground mines only. It does not apply to surface mines, tunnels, or caves. Nor does it apply to search and rescue operations on or in bodies of water within abandoned or inactive mines. 1.5 This guide has references specific to use in the United States of America, but it may be adapted for use in other countries.
To provide a guide for AHJs for training of abandoned/inactive mine search and rescue team members
KeywordsMine, abandoned mine, inactive mine, search, rescue, search and rescue, SAR, underground
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