Underground Training Facility

2010 Training Awards Winner

Officially opened in May 2009 by the Mayor of Central Highlands Regional Council, the primary purpose of the gallery is to give a sound safety introduction to new-starters in a close as possible to realistic environment. Since then we have ensured that the training needs of Industry are being met by staying in touch with local industry so that the outcomes of training are evidential in their work environment.

The second gallery was then opened in 2011 at our Training Centre in Moranbah and the third in 2012 in Eagle Farm, Brisbane as part of our partnership with Skills Tech Australia.

A First for Queensland

This is a 25 meter underground roadway that is five metres wide, stone dusted with mesh and roof bolts, vent tubes, hoses and cables, has a typical panel phone and signage A cut-through has been constructed off the roadway. In the cut-through we have a non-rated plaster stopping with man door, a shot firing face with a 22 shot pattern drilled and a crib room as well as everyday bits and pieces found in a crib room. An overcast has been built over the top of the cut-through.

A First for the local Coal Industry

The primary purpose of the gallery is to give a sound safety introduction to new-starters in a close as possible to realistic environment. The new starter will do risk assessment on simple underground tasks and conduct isolation of air/water lines in the underground environment. With light supplied by cap lamp only, the new starter will don a self rescuer and change over to a CABA Unit underground

A First for Families

"If the Gallery assists to improves the safety attitude of workers in our industry it will be well worth the effort." - Kerry Lennon, Principal