Back to careers

Emergency Services Officer (ESO)

An Emergency Services Officer (ESO) is a first responder who ensures a work site is always in a state of operational readiness in the event of an emergency.


ESO’s make sure all staff, workers, guests, contractors, and visitors on a work site are safe and secure; and in the event of an emergency, they are the first to react. Emergencies can be related to fires, mass casualty (underground and above ground) and even accidents which occur outside of the work site.

This is typically a multi-skilled role covering security, fire, rescue, medical response, training and work health and safety.


  • Work safely and follow WHS policies and procedures
  • Apply risk management processes
  • Control emergencies and critical situations
  • Prepare equipment for emergency response
  • Respond to mine incident
  • Respond to local emergencies and incidents
  • Conduct underground and confined space rescues
  • Provide advanced first aid

To become an Emergency Services Officer

For the right candidate training can be provided on the job, however an alternate pathway is to study for a Certificate III in Mine Emergency Response & Rescue.

Download Brochure

Discover your potential at Fosterville Gold Mine

Working at Fosterville