June 04, 2016
Representatives from Teck operations took home several awards in each category: surface mine rescue, underground rescue and three-person first aid.
Teams from Teck’s B.C. operations took home several awards at the Annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid competition on June 4 in Kimberley B.C.
Mine rescue training is a critical part of emergency preparedness, and mine rescue competitions are an opportunity to hone skills and share best practices.
Teck’s operations took home several awards:
Greenhills Operations won the Overall Surface Mine Rescue Trophy, Three-Person First Aid Trophy, Levitt Safety Fire Trophy and HVC Highest Non Aggregate Points Trophy.
Elkview Operations won the Ron Brow Memorial (Best Surface Extrication), Maurice Boisse Memorial Trophy (Best Practical Bench Skills) and EKMISA Trophy (Best Written).
The team from the former Sullivan Mine won Best Bench Technician Trophy (David Heathfield), Best Underground Performance in Smoke and Best Obstacle and Recovery (Keith Bracewell Memorial).
The competition also awarded individuals for their performance. Gerry Wong from our Highland Valley Copper Operations won the Chief Inspectors Award and Amanda Cunliffe from Greenhills won the Kathy Lofstrom Memorial Trophy for Best Three-Person First Aid Coach.
Learn more about our approach to safety on the Health and Safety of Our Workforce page.
Learn more about the Annual Provincial Mine Rescue and First Aid competition on the Mining Association of British Columbia website.