Requirements for an emergency evacuation plan for the UQEM

Munns, Scott (2006). Requirements for an emergency evacuation plan for the UQEM B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Munns, Scott
Thesis Title Requirements for an emergency evacuation plan for the UQEM
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2006
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Saiied Aminossadati
Brian White
Total pages 69
Language eng
Subjects 091405 Mining Engineering
Formatted abstract
Under the Mining and Quarry Safety and Health Regulation 2001 an emergency evacuation plan is required for any hazard that is deemed to be reasonably foreseeable. Also as the University of Queensland Experimental Mine is owned and operated by the University of Queensland the mine must provide a duty of care to all people entering the site. This project involves undertaking the first steps that are required to form an emergency evacuation plan, to ensure that the university is providing a duty of care and current Queensland legislation requirements are fulfilled.

After researching each hazard to the mine fire was the only hazard that was seen to be reasonably foreseeable and would need an emergency evacuation plan. To be able to successfully create this emergency evacuation plan the ventilation, communication systems, detection devices, induction processes and continuos monitoring devices in the UQEM will have to be assessed to see if they are adequate.

To be able to assess the ventilation of the mine and predict the toxic gas flows through the mine effectively the mine was modelled in the computer program VENTSIM by calculating the resistance and friction factors in the mine. By creating this modelling and simulating contamination flow recommendations were made about communication systems, detection devices, induction process and PPE. These recommendations improve the safety at the UQEM and will allow a emergency evacuation to run efficiently.
Keyword Mining engineering
Evacuation safety

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
 
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