ASTM WK34637

    New Guide for Training for Basic Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F32.03 | Committee F32 | Contact Staff Manager



    WK34637

    1. Scope

    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 with non-hazardous atmospheres. 1.2 A Basic Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member will be able to perform all general land search and rescue functions. 1.3 A Basic Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member is not trained for SAR operations in caves or tunnels. 1.4 A Basic Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member is not trained for SAR operations in abandoned or inactive mines with hazardous, or potentially hazardous, atmospheres. 1.5 This standard applies to underground mines only. It does not apply to surface mines, tunnels, or caves. 1.6 This standard does not apply to search and rescue operations on or in bodies of water within abandoned or inactive mines. 1.7 1.6 A Basic Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member is eligible to be a member of Type I, II, and III SAR crews or teams of the following Kinds, as defined in Classification F 1993: 1.7.1 Kind A (Wilderness); 1.7.2 Kind B (Urban); 1.7.3 Kind H (Mine); 1.7.4 Kind K (Aircraft); 1.7.5 Kind L (Unclassified) 1.8 Further training may be required before an endorsed Advanced Abandoned or Inactive Mine Search and Rescue Team Member can fully participate on a particular Type and Kind of team or crew, based on specific local needs, regulations, or policies. 1.9 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 agencies or organizations to train personnel to perform search and rescue in abandoned or inactive mines with non-hazardous atmospheres.


    Keywords

    Abandoned mine, inactive mine, mine, rescue, rope, SAR, search, search and rescue, underground

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:
    09-08-2011

    Technical Contact:
    Steven Hudson

    Item:
    004

    Ballot:
    F32 (13-02)

    Status:
    Negative Votes Need Resolution