Rescue Stations

The following rescue stations are providing rescue and recovery facility to mine workers, trapped in and about the mines, in case of mine emergencies and accidents:

Mines Rescue & Safety Station, Khushab

The Mines Rescue & Safety Station, Khushab is headed by Rescue Superintendent, a qualified Mining Engineer and assisted by two Rescue Instructors who are also Mining Engineers followed by Rescue Captain and Crewmen. This project was completed in 1983.

The Mines Rescue & Safety Station is not only engaged for attending emergency calls but also heavily engaged in training of Mining Engineers, Mining Supervisors and Mine Workers by holding Regular Rescue and Refresher Courses.

The Regular Rescue Training Course is a fifteen (15) days’ course arranged for such mining engineers, supervisors and mine workers who are not familiar with the field of mines rescue. The aim of this training is to enable the mining personnel to provide prompt rescue facility to co-workers in case of any emergency. There are two regular courses conducted on monthly basis with participation of at least ten (10) workers each.

       
         

The persons to be trained in rescue work are carefully nominated by mine owners and mine management on the grounds of their power of endurance and general suitability for the work and their knowledge of mine. Every person selected for training in rescue has to undergo the course of instructions and practices through rescue apparatus and equipment. After evaluation and assessment, the trained persons are awarded a certificate by Rescue Superintendent.

The Rescue Refresher Training Course is a five (5) days’ course arranged for such mining personnel who have already attended the Regular Rescue Training Course. This training is aimed to refresh the knowledge and skills of trainees through practical exercises.

Mines Rescue & Safety Sub-Station, Makerwal, District Mianwali

This project is headed by a qualified Mining Engineer having the rank of Rescue Instructor and was completed in 1987.

Mines Rescue & Safety Sub-Station, Choa Saiden Shah, District Chakwal

This project is headed by a qualified Mining Engineer having the rank of Rescue Instructor and was completed in 1987.

Besides the responding emergency calls, both Sub-Stations are also given the task to hold one Rescue Refresher Training Courses on monthly basis with participation of at least five (5) workers each.

Mines Rescue & Safety Area-Sub-Station, Munara, District Chakwal

This project is under completion phase.

Benefits

The benefits of Rescue Stations are as follows:

  • Availability of timely and efficient help in cases of mine accidents.
  • Proper knowledge of mine rescue work.
  • Availability of efficient and trained workers to deal with emergencies.
  • Possibility of saving lives which is not possible otherwise.
  • Reposing confidence in the mine workers for their profession.