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Health and safety in mining

Three miners walking down a tunnel in a coal mine

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

Following the review of mining legislation, new Regulations, replacing all the existing legislation will come into force on 6 April 2015.

Current mining legislation


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