Petrol Geo participated in the rescue exercise of the mining rescue units of Slovenia
On Friday, 8 October 2021, the 45th meeting of the Slovenian mining rescue units took place in Idrija, where rescuers from Petrol Geo, a member of the Petrol Group, took part in a joint rescue exercise. In the morning part of the event, an expert consultation was held on the topic of protection and rescue in mines, and after that, a joint rescue exercise of mining rescue teams with the participation of the Slovenian Rescue Dog Unit from Tolmin took place. The event also demonstrated basic resuscitation procedures in pandemic conditions.
Petrol Geo, a member of the Petrol Group, has had a voluntary industrial rescue unit established in accordance with the Natural and Other Disasters Protection Act for many years. All members of the unit have completed the Operational Firefighters Training according to the programme of the Fire Brigade Association of Slovenia, and they participate in monthly internal education and training organised in cooperation with local fire brigades.
On Friday, 8 October 2021, Petrol's voluntary industrial rescue unit from Petrol Geo was invited to the 45th meeting of the mining rescue units of Slovenia, as part of which a rescue exercise took place. At the invitation of the Committee of Mining Rescue Units of the Republic of Slovenia, the rescue exercise was attended by Leon Rubin, as the Head of the Rescue Unit, and Daniel Režonja, Simon Režonja, and Matej Halas, in the roles of Rescuers.
Rescue exercise - earthquake with trapped miners and a group of students
Together with more than 60 participants, they attended a rescue exercise resulting from a strong earthquake, with the epicentre in Idrija, which caused damage to electrical wiring, and consequently miners were trapped in the active part of the mine, some of them injured, while a group of high school students were also trapped in the tourist part of the mine. As the scale of the accident was large, all the active mining rescue units of Slovenian mines were called for help, including Petrol Geo.
The task for the Petrol Geo representatives was to rescue the trapped injured supervisor from the mine, where they descended the shaft with their companions after a call for help, and measured the concentration of O2, CH4 and CO2, thus securing a safe environment for the rescue team with dogs. At the same time, as part of the exercise, they also helped to lift the injured person to the surface. According to the expert evaluators and observers, the rescue exercise was successfully completed.
Petrol Geo, next year's organiser of the meeting and exercise
Before the participants started the rescue exercise, an expert consultation on mining, safety, protection, and rescue was held in the morning. In addition to presenting professional articles and the mining profession, the Coordination Committee of Mining Rescue Units of the Republic of Slovenia issued a decision that Petrol Geo will be the organiser of the next year's meeting and a rescue exercise in Lendava.