CORESafety System: Emergency Planning & Response

Planning for and responding appropriately to emergency and crisis situations through emergency prevention and action plans that include:

  • Influence safety and health performance improvement.
  • Positively and knowingly affect safety culture.
  • Help the organization achieve the 0:50:5 objective.


Worksite HandbookWorksite Handbook for module 6 – forms, check-lists and documentation for use on the job site.

Examples of participating company procedures and permits

Underground Emergency Response Plan
This is a comprehensive document that contains practical rules, procedures and allocation of responsibilities for better planning of emergency response and control.

Mine Rescue Handbook
This is a comprehensive document that covers emergency response procedures, practices and responsibilities. It outlines the set-up of a command center, activities center, multi-function group and mine rescue equipment and training.

Media and Community Crisis Communication Planning Template
This is a customizable document created by NMA that provides a comprehensive guideline of handling media and community crisis communications.

Role of Mine Safety and Health Teams
This document outlines the roles and duties of the Mine Safety and Health Team, which consists of both management and hourly employees representing multiple shifts and work crews.

Australian Mines Rescue Guidelines
This is the “Emergency Preparedness and Mines Rescue Guidelines” created by Mines Rescue Pty Ltd in Australia. These guidelines are intended to provide guidance to Incident Management Teams (IMTs) and Mines Rescue Service (MRS) officers in regards to their responsibilities and conduct in an underground coal mining emergency.