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Mining Industry Committee

Conference Room, Mansfield Mines Rescue Station

10.30, Tuesday 1 July 2008


  1. Introduction and Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting (MIC/M19022008)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Accident Statistics (MIC/01072008/1) - P Yoxall
  5. Inhalable dust Regs update - I Waugh/Operators
  6. Mines Rescue Service - B Jones
  7. Lone Working - I Waugh
  8. NTLC SMIM - P J McGuinness
    1. Shaft signalling
    2. Safety critical switches
  9. MIC Standing Committees - draft ToR for Engineering Liaison Cte (MIC01072008/4) - I Waugh
  10. Standing Committees report to MIC
    1. Safety & Health in Mines Research Advisory Board (SHMRAB) (MIC/01072008/2) - I Waugh
    2. National Technical Liaison Committee for Safe Manriding in Mines (NTLC SMIM) (MIC/01072008/3) - P J McGuinness
  11. Any other business
  12. Date and venue of next meetings:
    1. Tues 21 October 2008, 10.30 Mansfield MRS
    2. 24 February 2009, 30 June 2009, 20 October 2009
  13. Close

The Committee:

  1. noted trends in accidents and ill health in the coal mining industry
  2. reviewed compliance with the Inhalable Dust Regulations
  3. received a report from the Mines Rescue Service
  4. considered risks associated with lone working practices
  5. considered improvements to shaft communication systems
  6. proposal to include HMIM Engineering Liaison Committee as sub-committee of MIC accepted
  7. Standing Committees report to MIC – SHMRAB and NTLC SMIM papers accepted
  8. noted approval imminent for Mines Supervisors Qualification
  9. received presentation on Black Report addressing health in the workplace
  10. noted the dates of future meetings
Updated 2009-05-20