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CMTS restructure to gain occupational hygiene skills

Coal Services
Mines Technical Services (CMTS) has an international reputation for providing a complete range of gas-related technical services to the coal mining and other industries. The group has now merged with the Occupational Hygiene Services team to provide more holistic services to better meet the needs of the NSW coal mining industry. CMTS offer specialised environmental services including gas detection and analysis, laboratory and workshop services, equipment hire and sales and now, as a result of the merger, also offer atmospheric monitoring, noise and vibration monitoring, training, education and consultancy.
CMTS Manager, Peter Mason says CMTS will also continue to provide critical emergency and incident response to Mines Rescue.
‘All services undertaken by our highly skilled team focus on recognising, evaluating and controlling physical, environmental and chemical hazards. These important services are of course utilised in the event of an emergency, but they also help to prevent incidents and illnesses from occurring in the first instance. Our dust monitoring programs continue to assist in maintaining a black lung free industry whilst our range of general hygiene monitoring services have assisted sites in ensuring the health and wellbeing of their workforce.’
The CMTS Management team has also undergone a restructure to support the addition of the hygiene services. Mark Shepherd has been appointed to the role of Statutory ComplianceManager whilst Group Hygienist, Peter Adlington, will coordinate the general hygiene monitoring services.
In addition to these two new roles an area hygienist has also been appointed to specialise in occupational hygiene monitoring programs throughout the Newcastle and Hunter Valley regions.
Mr Mason says “These changes have been implemented to better meet the needs of our customers both in quality of service and to guarantee improved turnaround times. Our employees are all technical experts in their associated fields and have extensive experience within the coal mining industry. Having such complementary skills within the one team will allow us to focus on immediate continuous improvement and future innovation initiatives. Already we are looking at ways in which we can use the skills of our team to improve the way we offer diesel testing to industry.”
CMTS have offices located at Singleton, Newcastle, Wollongong, Lithgow, Mudgee and Mackay.