HSE - Mining Qualifications Board (MQB)
To advise the Health and Safety Executive on the setting of standards for the approval of qualifications under Regulation 17 of the Management and Administration of Safety and Health at Mines Regulations 1993. The Board shall only consider standards that relate to qualifications for use at mines of coal, shale and fireclay. To revise the rules which permit the award of each qualification. To hold an annual legislation examination for certain categories of qualification and a practical examination for mine surveyors; this includes setting the syllabus and appointing examiners and moderators.
Contact: The Secretary (MQB), Health and Safety Executive, HM Inspectorate of Mines, Foundry House, 3 Millsands, Riverside Exchange, Sheffield S10 2GW