The Emergency Response Protocol: Underground Mines and Tunnels provides direction on managing a level 3 emergency at an underground mine or tunnel in New Zealand.

This includes establishing the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders under the protocol and the lines of authority for decision-making and communication.

The protocol applies to all level 3 underground mine emergencies in New Zealand including emergencies that occur in construction tunnels covered by mining regulations.

This protocol used to be the Underground Mines Emergency Protocol.

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