Australian firm wins top Chinese award for mine safety training


Thursday, 22 October, 2015

Brisbane-based List Premier Education has won a prestigious Chinese foreign expert award for its contributions to mine safety training.

The award was recently presented to List Premier Executive Chairman Professor Johann DeBeer in Beijing by the State Administrations for Foreign Affairs and Work Safety.

According to DeBeer, the interactive touch board technology he developed has brought significant innovations to the vocational education and training sector (VET).

“Our programs have been well received internationally by both government departments and private industry in both the educational and mining sectors,” said DeBeer.

“Using our unique interactive touch board technology, students ‘step inside’ thousands of animated learning worlds presented on a large screen and can touch, select, drag and manipulate content on the screen.”

DeBeer said key learning content “comes alive” in a whole new way on the screen, providing a “hands-on, minds-on” learning experience encouraging interactive participation.

“[The] mining health and safety programs we offer include visual safety, trades skills development, both underground and open pit mining, and other customised programs depending on the individual needs of clients,” said DeBeer.

“Specific subjects range from risk management, emergency response and first aid to firefighting and prevention, managing hazards and mobile equipment and traffic.

“Given the inherent dangers in the coal and other areas of the mining industry, I believe the contribution we are making in Australia is changing the way mining health and safety training is carried out worldwide.”

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