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