Labour Hire

Mining Labour

Mancala is proud to have attracted and retained for many years a core team of miners and mining supervisors who are miners in the true sense of the word, not simply mine equipment operators.

Mancala’s mining labour hire employees are a highly skilled group, capable of safely tackling those jobs frequently deemed too hard, or difficult or not possible. Whether it’s installing ground support over a live conveyor or rehabilitation of an ore pass, Mancala with its proven safe system of work can get the job done.

Some examples of work performed by our mining labour hire group include:

  • Selective high grade mining by traditional or mechanised methods providing supplementary ore supplies
  • Rehabilitating ore passes via shrinking with ground support installed as the muck pile is bogged
  • Installing ground support in an active crusher chamber
  • Rehabilitating a conveyor drift above active conveyors
  • Installing ground support in a tail race to a hydro power station
  • Rehabilitating a historic coal drift in preparation for a tourism venture
  • Excavating stone via drill and blast methods in a coal drift to permit continued operation of the long wall
  • Assembly and installation of mine egress systems under the client's supervision
  • Long term provision specialist mechanised mining labour to a major mining house
  • Rehabilitation of a 30m x 9m underground coal bin during an annual 21 day shutdown



Trades Labour Service

Mancala offers a cost effective, highly competent maintenance support network in mechanical and electrical services.

This service provided is based out of Burnie, Tasmania and Bendigo, Victoria, utilising local employees that have a high level of experience in mining maintenance management systems.

Offering a skill set for general servicing, break downs, shut downs and scheduled maintenance. This support network can be customised to align with whatever your requirements may be.

The labour hire personnel are managed and supervised by an engineering support team that have been in the mining maintenance environment for over 20 years. Experience of operating mine sites leads to a full understanding of what level of support is required to ensure a quality job is completed. The management personnel will coordinate all aspects of labour hire contracts from start to finish.



Competencies and Qualifications

All maintenance support personnel are trade qualified, which in some instances are multiple qualifications.

Other qualifications of individual trades personnel include but are not limited to:

  • Fork Lift
  • First Aid
  • Working at Heights
  • Confined Space
  • Elevated Work Platform


Mancala’s safety management system ensures safe work practices and safe operational procedures for machinery, which in many instances would easily allow Mancala personnel to operate or test site equipment.



Mancala can offer a team of maintenance personnel to come in and work on or complete a job at your worksite accompanied by a competent supervisor if required.


Vehicles and Support

Mancala's fleet of light vehicles are four-wheel-drive; they are fully equipped to the Mancala light vehicle standard which includes but is not limited to, reflective tape, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, flashing lights, reverse alarm, buggy whips and wheel nut indicators.

Certain vehicles (depending on site requirements) are compliant to travel underground to the work site with the installation of AFFF on board fire systems while other vehicles have on board compressed air and hydraulic crane facilities. Standard tooling is carried in the vehicles at all times to respond to most requirements, including mobile phone and computer capability.


    Mancala Mine Services brochure available for download


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     Mancala Maintenance Services Bendigo brochure available for download