Exploration. MSHA 2202 November 1981 June 2005. Northern Mine Rescue Association. Objective 1. Team members will define exploration and explain its purpose. Exploration.
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If the fresh air base is underground, it must be situated where it's assured of positive ventilation, a supply of fresh air, and a travel way to the surface for people and equipment. A fresh air base should have communication systems linking it with the command center and to the mine rescue team. It is also best if the area is free of oil and grease.ANSWERS
The fresh air base coordinator handles communications with the team and the command center. Maps the team's progress and findings, and coordinates the activities of all personnel in the fresh air base.ANSWERS
To advance the fresh air base, construct a new air lock and any bulkheads in parallel entries that are needed, repair ventilation controls to the point where the new fresh air base is located, and provide an opening for exhaust. Then return to the old fresh air base and remove that airlock and any bulkheads in parallel entries in order to ventilate the new area. Prior to moving everyone up to the new fresh air base, a crew should perform gas tests in all dead ends, intersections, and high places of the newly ventilated area.ANSWERS
4. Gas readings
5. Valves on water and compressed air lines (open or closed)
6. Fire fighting equipment
7. Other equipment and tools
8. Types and position of power equipment (on or off)
9. Storage areas for materials
10. Evidence of fire and/or explosion
11. Dinner buckets
12. Condition of ventilation controls
15. Any other significant conditions, materials, and so on.Here is the information you should mark on the mine map as the team explores: