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Mining Industry Committee
Tuesday 20 October 2009, 10.00am

Conference Room Hatfield Mine


  1. Introduction and Apologies
  2. Minutes of last meeting (MIC/M/23062009)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Accident Statistics (MIC/20102009/1)
  5. Mines Rescue Service - B Jones
    • 5.1  South Wales position
  6. New First Aid kit
  7. Availability of probes for multi-gas instruments
  8. Standing Committees report to MIC
    • 8.1  Escape & Rescue (MIC/20102009/2)
  9. Any other business
  10. Date and venue of next meetings:
    • 23 February 2010
    • 22 June 2010
    • 19 October 2010
  11. Close

The Committee:

  1. received an overview of the latest position with respect to the recent fatal accidents which had occurred in the coal mining industry.
  2. discussed and noted trends in accidents and ill health notifications from the coal mining industry.
  3. noted the continuing problems with maintaining current levels of Mines Rescue provision in South Wales.
  4. received a working group report on suggested additional guidance for First Aid at Mines.
  5. received details of forthcoming legislation on Identification and Transfer of Explosives.
  6. noted that operators would shortly be asked to identify and consider competence management frameworks in place at mines.
  7. noted dates of future meetings.
Updated 2009-11-24