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Agenda Number: DMCIAC/A/180203

Health and Safety Commission

Deep Mined Coal Industry Advisory Committee

10.30am Tuesday 18 February 2003


  1. Introduction and Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting
  3. Matters arising
  4. Legislative Renewal Programme
    • 4.1 Mines Waste Directive
    • 4.2 Inhalable dust
  5. Accident Statistics
  6. Mines Rescue Service
  7. Reducing Risks, Protecting People (R2P2)
  8. IAC Guidance documents
    • 8.1 Tracklayers guide
    • 8.2 Steel ropes in shafts and haulages
  9. Explosives supply for the mining industry.
  10. Reconstitution of the Committee
  11. Any other business
  12. Date and venue of next meetings
  13. Close

The Committee:

  1. noted progress with the legislative renewal programme
  2. noted trends in accidents and ill health in the coal mining industry
  3. considered future scenarios for the Mines Rescue Service structure
  4. received a presentation addressing "Reducing risks, protecting people"
  5. received the draft guidance document "Guidance on the selection, installation and maintenance of railtrack and associated equipment for use underground in coal mines"
  6. discussed issues related to the continued supply of explosives suitable for use by the mining industry.
  7. noted that the reconstitution process for the Committee would commence shortly
  8. noted the dates of future meetings for 2003.

Published on HSE website with decisions: 26 February 2003

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