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Health and safety in mining

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Mines can be hazardous environments and the possibility of fire, flood, explosion and collapse has the potential to simultaneously affect a large number of people. Continued work between HSE and Stakeholders is aimed at controlling these risks.

Guidance for the mining industry

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Mining qualifications

In order to perform certain functions within a coal, shale or fireclay mine, you must possess a certificate from the Health and Safety Executive. This section details how to apply for the appropriate certificates.

More mining qualifications

Mining legislation

HSE has been undertaking a fundamental review of existing legislation. Formal consultation on proposals for new Regulations to replace the current law ended on 1 June.

Current mining legislation

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