Division 1 Establishment, functions and composition of
33 Establishment of Mines Rescue Brigade
There is established by this Act the New South Wales Mines Rescue
34 Functions of Brigade
The function of the Brigade is to provide, under the control and
direction of the mines rescue company, a mine rescue service for responding
to, and dealing with, emergencies arising at underground coal mines in New
South Wales and at other mines.
35 Composition of Brigade
(1) The Brigade comprises all persons for the time being appointed as
members of the Brigade by the mines rescue company.
(2) A member of the Brigade is, when acting as such a member, to be
regarded as being employed by the mines rescue
(3) However, subsection (2):
(a) does not apply for the purposes of any superannuation scheme
established by the company for the benefit of its employees,
(b) applies for the purposes of payment of salary or wages only while
the member of the Brigade is engaged in mine rescue work (and not while
undergoing training for mine rescue purposes).