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Southern Queensland Branch

Simtars Research Overview: Improving Safety and Health Outcomes for the Queensland Mining Industry

PD Hours
Join the Southern Queensland Branch November Tech Talk, presented by Dr Gareth Kennedy.

About this event

Simtars is the Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station. One of our key purposes is to provide research, incident response, and scientific investigation support services to help improve safety and health outcomes for the Queensland mining industry. Simtars is a Queensland government agency, established in 1983 following the tragedies of the Box Flat Colliery and Kianga No 1 Colliery underground mine explosions. They operate within Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ).

This presentation will provide a summary of Simtars’ research journey over the last 30 years, an overview of current research projects and key scientific investigation support activities, including our 3D Laser Scanning work.

Event Schedule:

  • Networking from 5:30 - 6:00pm
    Finger food provided during networking
  • Presentation: 6:00 - 7:00pm


Dr Gareth Kennedy

Dr Gareth Kennedy is Director, Mine Safety Technology Research Centre at Simtars. He has over 20 years of experience in both the coal and metalliferous mining industries. He has held public and private sector roles in Australia and the UK. He has a particular expertise in mining
safety technology, mining automation systems, underground communications, energy management systems, instrumentation, telemetry and in managing large-scale projects.

Gareth and his team are responsible for providing mine technical support services, including emergency response, mine gas monitoring systems and services, consulting, research, and development for the industry. He holds a
PhD in Mining Engineering, and a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering.

The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Thursday, 17 November 2022
5.30pm – 7.00pm (UTC+10:00)

Date and Time

Thursday, 17 November 2022
5.30pm – 7.00pm (UTC+10:00)


The Transcontinental Hotel
482 George Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000
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AusIMM Member - $15
AusIMM Student Member - $5
Non-Member - $25

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