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Mining Industry Committee

Conference Room, Mansfield Mines Rescue Station

10.30am, Tuesday 19 February 2008


1  Introduction and Apologies  
2 Minutes of last meeting (MIC/M/23102007)  
3 Matters arising  
4 Accident Statistics (MIC/19022008/1)                                                  I Waugh
5 Inhalable Dust Regulations – experience to date G.Gilmour/Operators)
6 M&Q Act exemption powers (MIC/19022008/4) A Miller/G Gilmour
7 Mines Rescue Service - 7.1 South Wales situation B Jones
8 BS EN 60079-19 – industry consultation to be raised with Gel 31     P Hetherington
9 NTLC SMIM - 9.1 ALARP recommendations M Williams
10 Standing Committees report to MIC (MIC/19022008/2)
   10.1    Occupational Health in Mines
G Gilmour
11 Mines supervisors qualifications (MIC/19022008/5) D Mitchell
12 MIC Reconstitution & Plan of Work (MIC/19022008/3) D Mitchell
13 Any other business  
14 Date and venue of next meeting:
Tues 23 October 2007 - venue to be confirmed
15 Close  

The Committee:

  1. noted trends in accidents and ill health in the coal mining industry
  2. noted that early indications showed the Regulations were being successfully introduced across the industry
  3. discussed proposed change to the law to allow HSE to grant exemptions for remaining provisions of the M&Q Act that did not currently allow for exemption
  4. received a report from the Mines Rescue Service
  5. reviewed consultation process for the reissue of BS EN 60079-19 and other standards
  6. noted work carried out across industry to reassess all manriding installations in shafts in line with ALARP principles
  7. Standing Committees’ Report – Occupational Health in Mines paper accepted
  8. reviewed the current position in the development of mines supervisors qualifications for coal and non-coal mines
  9. noted that the reconstitution process had been completed for MIC and consideration would be given to reconstitution of the MQB as a standing committee of MIC
  10. noted the internal recruitment process currently being undertaken for HM Inspectors of Mines and Engineering
  11. noted impending change of Chairmanship and retirement of current Chairman
Updated 2009-05-20