Official Opening Of CoalStart Program

The UGM Group and the NSW Mines Rescue Service have developed the ‘CoalStart Work Safe – Work Ready’ advanced underground mine induction program to address the skills shortage in the mining industry. The training program includes the use of the Mines Rescue Virtual Reality simulation technology combined with the practical use of mining equipment at the UGM facility.
On Tuesday 26th June 2012, the CoalStart program was officially ‘launched’ by The Hon. Chris Hartcher, MP Minister for Resources and Energy.
"The CoalStart program is an important initiative that will effectively serve the changing needs of the NSW coal mining industry. The first class training facilities will ensure new miners are both work ready and work safe – crucial to supporting the health and safety of the industry,"

See the links for the NBN News story and the CoalStart brochure.

NBN CoalStart Video

Work Safe - Work Ready CoalStart Brochure