MERC at a glance
» MERC is a non-for-profit event that aims to improve safety in mining operations while creating a network of professionals and volunteers that provide emergency response support for local communities.
» This is achieved by providing world class emergency rescue training and skill building opportunities for volunteer mines rescue teams.
» The training is delivered via a series of realistic scenarios covering all emergency response disciplines; road crash rescue, hazardous materials response, vertical rescue, firefighting, confined space, emergency team readiness and first aid. The teams compete in providing the best practice response for each challenge.
» Perth based industry representatives, families of mining employees and local WA community have the unique opportunity to see live what emergency response work entails and to show their support for their favourite team.
» The event is attended on average by 4000+ members of the public across the weekend including government representatives from mining and safety departments and members of the leadership teams from major mining operators.